Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center.
Quarterly rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 95.
GULF COAST REGION MARITIME TECHNOLOGY CENTER NEW ORLEANS LA
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The Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center GCRMTC was initiated September 26, 1994 and is now fully operational. The infrastructure buildup consisting of renovation of facilities and initial acquisitions of research equipment, computer hardware and software is nearly complete. The Center has filled all its positions at both sites Orange Site and New Orleans Site except for a few project manager positions at the Orange Site. The Center has been designated as a Navy Center of Excellence in Advanced Marine Technology. Based on GovernmentIndustry Advisory Board recommendations and approval of the Government Program Manager, the Center issued five Requests for Proposals based on five approved Concept Stage II Problem Statements. The Center also issued a second call for Concept Statements from the marine industry. The GCRMTC initiated the Environmental Resources and Information Center ERIC June 1995. The Center, which is colocated at the New Orleans Site is a depository and resource for environmental issues of concern to the shipbuildingmarine industries. ERIC is fully operational, and its operations and services are fully detailed on the World Wide Web. Status reports on 17 collaborative research projects being conducted at both sites are appended for reference. Research projects being conducted at both sites are in collaboration with shipbuildingmarine industry partners. The Orange Site has completed its Simulation Based Design facility at Orange, Texas. The Site has initiated several collaborative projects with selected NSRP Panels and shipbuildingmarine industries.
- Marine Engineering