June 8, 2018 —
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) established a direct relationship that promotes collaboration on research and development projects of mutual benefit through the May 7, 2018, signing of a joint memorandum of understanding.
NPS is deeply involved in several research areas that correspond with Coast Guard areas of interest, including 3-D printing, Arctic operations, modeling and simulation, cyber research, and satellite technology to include CubeSats.
Capt. Greg Rothrock, RDC commanding officer, and retired Vice Adm. Ronald Route, president of NPS, signed the document that establishes liaisons between the two commands, provides a path for thesis and research topics to be considered within the Naval Research Program and the broader NPS research portfolio, while also offering opportunities to jointly submit research proposals as co-investigators. This agreement includes knowledge sharing between NPS researchers and Coast Guard subject matter experts, providing Coast Guard researchers with access to the world-class NPS faculty.
“RDC is excited to formalize our affiliation with NPS,” Rothrock said. “This is just the start of what will be a rewarding relationship, expanding both of our organizations’ ability to research topics that benefit both the Coast Guard and Naval Postgraduate School.”
NPS Dean of Research Dr. Jeffrey Paduan added, “NPS is happy to be taking better advantage of the overlapping interests with RDC, particularly in the critical areas of homeland defense and maritime domain awareness.”
For more information: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation program page and Research and Development Center page