Ocean Infinity, NMOC Partner for R&D
Offshore ocean data and exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), based at the Space Center in Stennis, Miss. During the next five years the collaboration will focus on combining and expanding technologies relating to a broad range of deepwater platforms and sensors focused on undersea data gathering and analysis.
Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, commented, “We are very focused on being at the forefront of technology and this agreement to work and share knowledge with the U.S. Navy’s experts in underwater data is an important part of maintaining our position as a world leader. The team at Ocean Infinity have high expectations about what can be achieved and consider it a great privilege to have been given the opportunity.”
Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Rear Adm. John Okon, commented, “This agreement is a natural fit between two entities striving to be at the cutting edge. Our organizations are developing integrated operational procedures which fully utilize the capabilities of autonomous platforms such as operating multiple surface and subsurface vehicles at one time to rapidly collect and disseminate critical bathymetric observations to the fleet.”