The Naval Postgraduate Faculty (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. and the U.S. Coast Guard Analysis and Growth Heart (RDC) in New London, Conn. agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 14 extending for 5 extra years their earlier three-year direct collaboration on joint analysis initiatives and exchanges.
The extension is a results of the Tri-Service Maritime Technique (TSMS) launched in December, which underscored the necessity for joint cooperation in in the present day’s safety surroundings. The emphasis of the MOU is to additional optimize joint collaboration for particular analysis and academic outcomes that immediately assist protection priorities and Coast Guard statutory missions throughout the TSMS.
With mid-career Coast Guard officers as college students at NPS, the MOU will assist focus NPS on facets of the TSMS that mainly fall to the Coast Guard with a view to outline analysis initiatives that these college students, and NPS college, can work on collectively and advance towards fixing key maritime challenges. Along with figuring out thesis matters of mutual curiosity, the MOU consists of entry and use of every establishment’s distinctive laboratories and amenities, and entails different key analysis exchanges to mutually advance their mission of analysis and training for warfighting benefit.
“The Tri-Service Maritime Technique prioritizes creating future functionality and capability for each the Navy and the Coast Guard,” mentioned NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau, who met with RDC Commanding Officer Capt. Dan Keane by way of a web based collaboration software, just about, to signal the memo. “Our formalized partnership not solely strengthens the sturdy ties between NPS and the Coast Guard, nevertheless it brings to bear our defense-focused college and operationally-experienced Navy and Coast Guard college students in joint initiatives to develop our future drive. The connection between NPS and RDC is critically essential , which is supported additionally by our relationship with Rear Adm. Penoyer of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and Lt. Cmdr. John Gatti of the native Coast Guard Station Monterey. All of us look ahead to enhancing our utilized analysis and training that can assist resolve the hardest maritime challenges.”
In accordance with Keane, one of many cornerstones of the RDC portfolio accomplishment technique are the collaborations they’ve with a variety of companions from Division of Protection and Division of Power Labs, to the Federal Lab Consortium, and into academia.
“Maybe one our strongest and most impactful partnerships is with the Naval Postgraduate Faculty,” Keane mentioned. “Since an MOU was signed three years in the past, the RDC has develop into a subject sponsor, we have now proposed questions associated to our portfolio which have become tutorial merchandise, NPS researchers have labored with our researchers on summer time research and we have now offered platforms for NPS experimentation. We imagine that we have now simply scratched the floor and the longer term is extremely vivid. We’re excited in regards to the subsequent 5 years.”
Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, Eleventh Coast Guard District commander famous that NPS has been a real force-multiplier for the Coast Guard and the RDC.
“This partnership helps us quantify catastrophe aid responses, gives a greater understanding of drug trafficking patterns at sea, and fosters an surroundings of innovation for Coast Guard women and men,” mentioned Penoyer. “It’s by way of these relationships that we keep our mission-ready whole workforce to proceed safeguarding our nation.”
At present, institution-level planning is underway to facilitate joint analysis initiatives on such issues together with renewable power, additive manufacturing, maritime-domain consciousness and war-gaming