CEROS Solicitation FY07-01

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National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences

Traveling is a wonderful way to escape the routine of daily life and immerse yourself in the beauty of the world. One destination that promises a mesmerizing experience is Italy. From its picturesque lakes to its vibrant cities, Italy offers a diverse range of experiences for every traveler.

The Enchantment of Lake Como

If you're seeking tranquility and natural beauty, Lake Como should be your destination. Surrounded by lush green mountains, this pristine lake provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Whether you're strolling along the promenades or enjoying a boat ride, Lake Como will leave you rejuvenated.

Immersing in Milan's Urban Charms

The bustling metropolis of Milan is a hub of fashion, culture, and history. From iconic landmarks like the magnificent Duomo di Milano to world-class museums, Milan offers a blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy that will captivate any traveler.

The Timeless Allure of Rome

No visit to Italy is complete without exploring the eternal city of Rome. Steeped in history, this city is a treasure trove of ancient ruins, awe-inspiring art, and delectable cuisine. The Colosseum, Vatican City, and the charming streets of Trastevere are just a glimpse of what Rome has to offer.

Discovering Turin's Rich Heritage

Turin stands as a testament to Italy's royal past. With its grand palaces, elegant boulevards, and the stunning Mole Antonelliana, Turin offers a unique blend of history and innovation. Don't miss the Egyptian Museum, a true treasure trove for history enthusiasts.

The Maritime Marvel of Genoa

For those intrigued by maritime history, Genoa is a must-visit. As one of Italy's largest seaports, Genoa boasts a rich maritime heritage. Its labyrinthine streets, historic buildings, and the famous Genoa Aquarium make it a captivating destination.

Experiencing Parma's Gastronomic Delights

Parma is a paradise for food lovers. Renowned for its exquisite cuisine, including the world-famous Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, this city offers a gastronomic journey like no other. Explore local markets, dine in charming trattorias, and savor the authentic flavors of Italy.

Venice: A Romantic Water Wonderland

Finally, no exploration of Italy is complete without Venice, the enchanting city of canals and gondolas. Known for its unique architecture and romantic ambiance, Venice is a dream destination for couples and explorers alike. Lose yourself in the maze-like streets and experience the magic of this floating city.

Explore the beauty of Italy, from the serene lakes to the vibrant cities. Each destination has its own story to tell, adding to the tapestry of experiences that only travel can provide.

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The CEROS Program was created under a initial $5 million grant provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 1993. CEROS seeks to advance innovative concepts and new approaches to technology while fully leveraging existing facilities and infrastructure in Hawaii and demonstrating beneficial commercial utility for the Department of Defense (DoD).

CEROS solicits proposals through annual competitive Solicitations. All proposals are evaluated by an expert panel for technical merit, innovation, and value according to criteria published in the solicitations. The CEROS Research Advisory Board determines the best proposals based on critical evaluations. Since 1993, the CEROS Research Programs have funded a total of 189 projects at a value of over $74 million.

CEROS' mission is to support the Department of Defense technology requirements; encourage leading edge R&D in ocean sciences and technology in Hawaii; foster use of ocean R&D facilities in Hawaii; provide an interface between specialized small businesses with expertise in ocean related R&D and DoD users of advanced technology; and develop avenues to ocean science expertise and facilities at the University of Hawaii (UH).


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