By Karen Robes Meeks
Earlier this month, the US Coast Guard and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, celebrated their partnership with the kickoff of the Blue Technology Center of Expertise on the Scripps Oceanography campus.
The center – which brings together experts from various disciplines related to the ocean – will allow data-sharing among the public and private sector, including other federal agencies, academia and nonprofit groups, according to the USCG.
“The Blue Technology Center of Expertise will better connect the Coast Guard with the tremendous government, academic and industry innovation ecosystem in the San Diego area,” said Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support Vice Adm. Michael F. McAllister. “It will create a unique pipeline for the rapid identification and implementation of new maritime technologies into critical Coast Guard operations around the globe.”