Maritime Systems Research

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.

Preserving America's Naval Engineering Edge
ACCeSS collaborates to push the boundaries of naval technology.

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.

Graduate student Justin Lorio tests innovative ship designs.

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.   

Managing Our Busy Waterways
Providing safe, efficient transportation for international maritime trade.

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. 

Protecting America's Ports
Acoustic method allows security agencies to locate enemy divers by the sound of their breath.

A researcher develops a non-lethal weapon for protecting ports from underwater divers with malicious intentions -- an acoustic device that overwhelms them with the amplified sound of their own breath.

Response to Deepwater Horizon
Stevens research center wins Homeland Security award for efforts in responding to the oil spill.

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.