Oceans in Action: March 9, 2022

ANTX Purpose & Success Stories


Betty C. Jester, Chief Technology Officer

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Learn more about the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), which evaluate tech at the research and development or commercial level before their technologies become militarized and integrated at the operational level. This presentation goes over ANTX projects in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Importance of Warfare Center Partnering with the Meteorology & Oceanography Community


Dr. Peter Adair, SES
Technical Director at NSWC Panama City Division

Dr. Daniel Sternlicht, SSTM
Distinguished Scientist for Littoral Sensing Technologies at NSWC Panama City Division

The presentation covers the strategic goals of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, what makes the location unique, as well as the following topics:

  • Unmanned Systems
  • Developments in Seabed Imaging and Mapping
  • “Ocean of Things”

Perspectives on ANTX of the Future


Dr. K. Todd Holland, SSTM, Prototyping Director for Mine Warfare

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division

Rapid prototyping, experimentation/demonstration, and accelerated acquisition all help get solutions into warfighter’s hands better and faster.

Tech Talk: Adaptive Persistent Awareness Systems (APAS)


Jeremy Johnson, APAS Project Manager
Naval Surface Warfare Center

APAS provides security technology recommendations and solutions for Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems, Critical Infrastructure, Mass Transit Public Areas, and Air Cargo by evaluating existing technologies and developing requirements for new security technologies to safeguard the traveling public. Learn about the unmanned system Threat Tracker.

Tech Talk: Leveraging Turn-key UxS for Coastal Science and Technology from Research to Operations


Shawn Harrison
Naval Research Laboratory, Seafloor Sciences Branch

Unmanned systems provide a tactical advantage to missions by providing rapid site assessments, topo- and bathymetric mapping, detecting changes, gathering observations, and finding hazards. Learn more about how the US Naval Research Laboratory is leveraging unmanned systems in their work.

CUBEnet: High Resolution in situ Oceanographic and Meteorological Data


Dr. Steve Stanic, Researcher
Ocean Enterprise, USM Marine Research Center

To support emerging unmanned vehicle testing requirements, the University of Southern Mississippi has developed its Coastal CUBEnet Environment. CUBEnet’s Environmental Intelligence mission is to provide comprehensive Nowcasts and Forecasts in support of unmanned vehicle testing. This presentation covers what data CUBEnet collects, how the data is modeled, and how the data can be applied.

Tech Talk: Underwater Perspective of a Storm and Potential Forecast Benefits


Brian Dzwonkowski
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

In this presentation, Brian Dzwonkowski presents his findings about how increasingly warm water shelves in our region contribute to the intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes.