|DANIA BEACH RESEARCH CENTER|
| 101 North Beach Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004
SeaTech, FAU's Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering, celebrates its 15th year at the Dania Beach site located on eight acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway with valuable access to the ocean and seawater.
FAU Dania Beach builds on five decades of excellence at FAU as home to the nation's first ocean engineering program. The FAU Dania Beach Campus was established in 1997 as a state-funded Type II research center, the institute is part of FAU's Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering.
Its team of world-class faculty members, engineers, technicians and students are engaged in federally and industry-sponsored ocean engineering research and technology development in the areas of acoustics, marine vehicles, hydrodynamics and physical oceanography, marine materials and nanocomposites
SeaTech builds on and complements the academic programs of the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering and forms the means for technology advancement, collaboration with academia, industry and government, and transition of research projects to applications.
The Center of Acoustics and Vibrations in the College of Engineering and Computer Science specializes in underwater acoustics, sonar technology, structural acoustics and vibration, aero-acoustics and hydro-acoustics. Research support is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, The Naval Surface Warfare Center, The Naval Underwater Systems Center, the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.
The Center for Hydrodynamics and Physical Oceanography in the College of Engineering and Computer Science conducts research in ocean modeling, ﬂow measurement and computational ﬂuid dynamics involving near shore processes, nonlinear wave mechanics, turbulent ﬂow, and coherent vortex dynamics. Funding is supported by federal and state agencies and the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
Focused on marine corrosion education and research, the Center for Marine Materials in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is working in the areas of corrosion, materials science and energy storage. Located within FAU’s Department of Ocean Engineering, the center’s facilities include an on-campus materials laboratory and an ocean-side marine corrosion laboratory, where ﬂowing natural seawater is available.
The Institute is part of FAU’s Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. It includes world-class faculty members, engineers and technicians, and graduate students engaged in federal and industry sponsored ocean engineering research and technology development in the areas of acoustics, marine vehicles, hydrodynamics and physical oceanography, marine materials and nano-composites.
SeaTech enjoys a long-term partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division and its South Florida Testing Facility (SFTF) which extends offshore south of Port Everglades over a 18 nautical miles cross-self by 4 nautical miles along shelf region, encompassing water depth of up to over 700 nautical miles. The partnership provides extensive combined in-water test and evaluation capabilities for AUVs and other underwater systems.