UMass Dartmouth Announces $4.57 Million U.S. Navy Grant for Marine Technology Research

Council member the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) announced that it had received a $4.57 million grant from the U.S. Navy to fund research with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

The grant, the largest research award received in UMass Dartmouth’s history, will be used within the university’s new Marine and UnderSea Technology (MUST) research program. The program seeks to address the needs of the Navy to develop new sources of research in marine technology and a highly-skilled workforce in the field. Specifically, MUST will focus on areas such as undersea acoustics, autonomous underwater vehicles, underwater signal processing, and more.

“This award highlights the research, talent, and expertise of the exceptional people at UMass Dartmouth. This funding will strengthen our relationship with the Navy and bolster workforce development in the marine science and technology industries that are the backbone of the Blue Economy in southern New England,” said UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson.

The Council is proud to see UMass Dartmouth further establish itself as a leader in the “blue economy” as it continues its work to advance knowledge in this critical field. Read more in The Herald News.

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