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

Need for Speed

Image: Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter speaks to attendees at August 27, 2015 Focus Area Forum in Arlington, VirginiaChief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter kicks off ONR’s fourth Focus Area Forum, August 27. The forum is an exploration of amphibious high-water speed, or AHWS, a critical priority for the U.S. Marine Corps and key objective of the expeditionary and irregular warfare science and technology focus area.

ONR Hits the Road

Navy Week (Details)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 10-11, 2015

Defense and Security Equipment International (Details)
ExCeL, London
Sept. 15-18, 2015

Modern Day Marine (Details)
Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
Sept. 22-24, 2015

Swimming with the Big Fish

image - Daytona Beach Homeschoolers participate in 2015 RoboBoat Competition.Nick Serle, at left, is one member of Team S.S. Minnow. The other is Abby Butka, and they are not your typical high schoolers. For the past three years the pair has been competing against some of the finest technical universities in the world via the SeaPerch, RoboSub and RoboBoat robotic competitions-all co-sponsored by ONR. 

Through these programs, which align to provide continuous educational opportunities for students from middle to graduate school,  Team S.S. Minnow has performed both on underwater and on the surface and have built a name for themselves as fierce competitors.



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