News | Jan 31, 2018

Oil spills, Eulerian mathematics, and a business opportunity with the Naval Research Laboratory

Podcast episode on Navy research and how businesses can leverage it into new products and services

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GULF OF MEXICO - Crews aboard vessels around the drillship Discoverer Enterprise continue operations to minimize the impact from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on June 28, 2010. Thousands of volunteers and vessels worked together to contain the largest oil spill in U.S. history. (Walter Shinn/Coast Guard)

Scientists and engineers at the Naval Research Laboratory work on a myriad of problems, from clearing sea mines and detecting homemade explosives to predicting ocean currents.

In this episode of TechLink’s High Speed, Low Drag Podcast, researchers from NRL’s Sediment Dynamic Section explain their interest in the sea floor and how their work leads to dual-use technologies that benefit everyone.

NRL researchers create technologies like Biocast, an exciting software program that uses Eulerian mathematics to predict the movement of material in the ocean accurately. With civilian and commercial applications, TechLink highlights the fact that Biocast has been validated in a real-world situation and is available now to businesses that would turn it into a new product or service.

The first step for businesses that want to develop Biocast into a new product or service is to contact TechLink, the Department of Defense’s national partnership intermediary for technology transfer.

TechLink’s staff of experts guide businesses through patent license agreements with Department of Defense laboratories, facilitating the technology transfer process that benefits the warfighter and the national economy.

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