Background Information

CEROS PURPOSE: 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.


  • Ocean Environmental Preservation
  • Shallow Water Surveillance Technologies
  • New Ocean Platform and Ship Concepts
  • Ocean Measurement Instrumentation
  • Unique Properties of the Deep Ocean Environment


  • Initiated in 1993 through a grant to the HTDC, a State of Hawaii agency
  • Grant Administration transferred to NELHA, January 1996
  • Solicits proposals through BAA's
  • Evaluates proposals competitively for technical merit, innovation and relevance to CEROS objectives
  • Funded 189 Projects for $71.98 million for FY93 - FY05


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