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.

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Modern Day Marines, Future Tech

Image - Flexible photovoltaicsPictured on the left is a flexible solar panel used to help power portable gear for Marines. Field tests have showed it could reduce the weight in batteries Marines have to carry around during missions.

Mobile solar power is one of many technologies the Office of Naval Research is showcasing this week at this 2014 Modern Day Marine exposition, held Sept. 23-Sept. 25 at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

ONR Hits the Road

Great Minds in STEM/Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (Details)
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Oct. 2-4, 2014

EuroNaval (Details)
Paris - Le Bourget Exposition Centre, France
Oct. 27-31, 2014

Registration Opens for 2015 EXPO

Image - Naval Future Force S&T EXPOThe Office of Naval Research, in partnership with the Assocation of Naval Engineers, has announced dates for the upcoming Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, formerly known as the Science & Technology Partnership Conference.

The EXPO, which takes place Feb. 4-5, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is approved by the Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration. Register online today.

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