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The Gulf Coast Tech Bridge fosters collaboration between three Southern Navy commands that serve as the region's super-connector, tying together regional government, industry & academia to solve the Navy's challenges in coastal regions.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), the Naval Research Lab (NRL) Stennis and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) are leading the Tech Bridge, which spans a unique, vibrant region across four states. The Tech Bridge is focused on the future, growing coastal science and unmanned vehicle development, hosting industry events and expanding strategic partnerships. The Gulf Coast Tech Bridge leverages innovative prototyping and contracting mechanisms, including NSWC PCD's Expeditionary Warfare Other Transactional Authority (OTA) as well as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR). Additionally, the group benefits from a premier testing environment on the Gulf of Mexico as well as direct fleet support.

  • Assured maritime access
  • Coastal sciences & technology
  • Oceanography
  • Operational meteorology

Holly Gardner

Director, Gulf Coast Tech Bridge