The Office of Naval Research (ONR) coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
(30) Develops and transitions technologies to enable the Navy-Marine Corps team to win and survive on the battlefield, today and tomorrow.
(31) Supports the development of advanced electronics, communications, surveillance and navigational tools that provide the Navy with a battlefield advantage.
(32) Equips the Navy with technologies designed to observe, model and predict air, ocean and shore environments, and detect underwater threats.
(33) Develops and delivers technologies that enable superior warfighting and energy capabilities for naval forces, platforms and undersea weaponry.
(34) Enhances warfighter effectiveness and efficiency through bioengineered and biorobotic systems, medical technologies, improved manpower, personnel, training and system design.
(35) Supports the Navy’s power project needs, fostering the technology development of naval aircraft, structures, propulsion, autonomy, energetic, directed energy and electric weapons.


ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

ONR Global

ONR Partnerships Grow in South America

image-Rear Adm. Mat Winter at opening of Sao Paulo office in BrazilAt left, Chief of Naval Research Rear. Adm. Mat Winter greets Ricardo Zuniga, consul general of the United States to Sao Paulo at the opening of ONR Global's office in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 24.

ONR Global—charged with providing international science and technology (S&T) solutions for current and future naval challenges—engages with the international S&T community around the world. Officials note the new office in Brazil will be critical to the advancement of open-source, unclassified knowledge and collaboration in a region marked by rapidly-expanding economies and significant growth in cutting-edge science.

ONR Hits the Road

Military Health Systems Research Symposium (Details)
Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Aug. 17-20, 2015

Navy Gold Coast Small Business Opportunity Conference (Details)
San Diego Convention Center, California
Aug. 25-26, 2015

Focus Area Forum: Amphibious High-Water Speed (Details)
Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia
Aug. 27, 2015

XMET Aids Team at Plane Wreck Site

image - XMET technologyLast month, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.S. Air Force, Alaska Army National Guard and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used a portable weather station, developed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), to monitor conditions at a 1952 crash site of a military transport aircraft.

Called the Expeditionary Meteorology System, or XMET, the station is mounted on a tripod and can be assembled in five minutes by two people with no tools. Its solar battery-powered system uses sensors to compile real-time measurements of rain, wind, temperature and visibility—relaying hourly weather information via satellite to planners who can use the data to cancel or proceed with a mission.

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