The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR) Releases Year One Annual Report

Stevens was named by the DHS in 2008 as one of five national Centers of Excellence and selected to lead a national research effort to address Port Security

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR) at Stevens Institute of Technology has released its first annual report.

Stevens was named by the US Department of Homeland Security in 2008 as one of five national Centers of Excellence and was selected to lead a national research effort to address Port Security. Stevens was one of 11 universities to partner with the DHS and serve as an important team members for conducting multi-disciplinary research and creating innovative learning environments for critical homeland security missions.

Among its first-year accomplishments, the Center’s research and its members were instrumental following the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River and the August 2009 mid-air collision of a helicopter and a small plane over the Hudson River.

Federal funding for the Center of Excellence in Port Security was the result of a highly selective, national competition among research universities and did not involve any congressional earmarks. The grant is highly specific, controlled and audited.

To read the full annual report or download a PDF, please visit: http://www.stevens.edu/csr/fileadmin/csr/Annual_Report/CSR_Year_1_Annual_Report.pdf

The Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce in the news:

Dr. Michael Bruno advises Hudson River crash recovery

Prof. Alan Blumberg on the Flight 1549 rescue

Advising Flight 1549, From The Stevens Institute

DHS Recognition

Maritime Security DHS COE Newsletter

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.