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Navy gaining access to global network of data-collecting buoys via new CRADA

Sofar Ocean and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command have entered into a five-year cooperative research and development agreement to explore collaboration opportunities aimed at enhancing the Navy's data gathering and weather forecasting capabilities.

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) is poised to reinforce and expand its hub of critical marine and weather data collection and prediction assets via a new five-year cooperative research-and-development agreement (CRADA) with technology startup Sofar Ocean. This new agreement builds on years of engagement between the organizations and other Defense Department components like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Naval Research Laboratory.

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