Maritime Systems & security Research Superior Naval and Maritime Technology
Located on the Hudson River near New York Harbor - one of the fastest, most complex and most dynamic waterways in the world - Stevens faculty and researchers are innovating naval ship design, port performance and security, and other important fields of maritime systems research.
Stevens faculty developed a system to protect ports from environmental contamination.
The Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS) at Stevens Institute of Technology announced major funding for the next five years worth $4.5 million by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as part of its National Naval Responsibility – Naval Engineering (NNR-NE) program.
Engineering Resilient Ports DHS National Center of Excellence is partnering with the Weirton Area Port Authority to enhance port performance.
In today’s global economy, 80% of the entire world’s freight, valued at $1 trillion per year, is transported through waterborne vessels. The Weirton Area Port Authority (WAPA) turned to experts at Stevens to create a resiliency plan that would allow them to sustain an acceptable performance level despite disruptions caused by emergency situations.
Dr. Thomas Wakeman proposes a number of different factors to consider in charting a strategic plan - a “road map” for transport that addresses current rural and maritime transportation infrastructure; transport capacity; emerging domestic and international energy and sustainability demands; and the inability of public funding to meet the needs of today’s global marketplace.
Predicting Tsunamis Better prediction and warning systems minimize impact of natural disasters.
In the aftermath of the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami, media outlets asked whether we could have predicted these natural disasters, providing more time to prepare. Outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and PBS News Hour turned to Stevens Institute of Technology’s Dr. Bruce Parker for analysis and explanation.
The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, receives an award that recognizes the collective contributions from three of the CSR partner institutions research labs for their rapid response during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.