Summer Research Institute:  June 4 - July 27, 2018.


The Maritime Security Center is now accepting applications for the 2018 SRI. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.  

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) is a maritime security-focused research program for undergraduate and graduate-level STEM students.  The eight-week intensive program emphasizes critical thinking and multidisciplinary research to generate innovative ideas and solutions to address complex maritime security issues.

Student Research Projects 

Student research projects for the 2018 summer research program may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) in Maritime and Port Environments

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Maritime Security Applications

  • Security aspects of Autonomous Systems

Since the program's inception in 2010, 138 students representing more than 25 U.S. universities have participated in the summer research program.  To learn more about past programs and student research projects (2010 - 2017), please click on the SRI program links in the right hand navigation of this webpage.