Maritime Security Center

The Maritime Security Center (MSC) is a Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence in port and maritime security that leverages the physical infrastructure and intellectual capital of its academic, industry and government partners.

The MSC conducts innovative research, develops new tools and technologies and provides relevant maritime security-focused educational programs to enhance our nation's maritime domain awareness, the resiliency of our Marine Transportation System (MTS) and the technical skills and leadership capabilities of our current and prospective maritime security workforce.

Quick Facts:

  • The MSC is led by Stevens Institute of Technology
  • The MSC's academic partners include Stevens Institute of Technology (lead university), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Miami, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Louisiana State University, University of Connecticut, Elizabeth City State University and Florida Atlantic University
  • Established in 2014, the MSC is founded upon the accomplishments and research conducted under the former Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR)
  • The MSC develops and applies a multi-sensor layered approach to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and MTS resiliency
  • The MSC’s test beds include New York Harbor and the Caribbean
  • The MSC offers maritime security-centric educational programs tailored to college-level and professional development audiences