The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) narrowed the field in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge with a Piranha Pool pitch event. The competition seeks enhancements for personal flotation devices that will help make it easier for Coast Guard rescue personnel to find people in the water who are in need of aid.
Ideas and innovation occur at all levels of an organization. Some of these ideas require years of research to develop into a fully executable solution, while other solutions can be more rapidly deployed. These innovations often improve mission effectiveness and offer solutions to potential issues that may arise. Recently, the Coast Guard, alongside scientists at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), recognized that the Coast Guard fell short in this area, and worked to create a lasting solution that would allow for quick implementation of innovative ideas.
Think of a popular 21st century TV game show and finish the next sentence: “Who wants to be… a________?!” Now replace the missing word ‘Millionaire’ with the word ‘Engineer’ and you’ll basically find an equivalent level of enthusiasm amongst a small enclave of about 50 inner-city ninth and tenth-grade students from two public high schools in Providence, Rhode Island.
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous approaches a 25-foot yola with 90 Haitian migrants aboard, 20 miles northeast of Ile de La Tortue, Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. j.g. Al Sowers, Coast Guard’s Office of C4 & Sensors Capabilities. The U.S. Coast Guard is the first-line protector of our nation’s 95,000
A participant in the 2010 Innovation Expo tests a maritime simulator. The array of exhibits at the expo showcased creative approaches to problem solving, greener solutions and diversity of ideas. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Cmdr. Andrea Palermo. The Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group set up a mock port security unit entry control point
March is Women’s History Month . In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. This week, we are highlighting female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy who are using science, technology, engineering and mathematics
If you look here you can find a Coast Guard layer plug in for Google Earth. Pretty cool, showing our environmental stewardship efforts.