National Defense Technologies

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Engineering advanced technology is critical to providing enhanced security across the Nation. FAU Harbor Branch works with major defense contractors, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), on coastal security projects that improve the nation’s ability to detect foreign enemies and other ocean-borne threats. One research project is investigating the potential to use vocalizations from resident fish populations to warn against coastline invasion. As an added benefit, this important work also yields insights that inform overarching solutions for degraded coastal and ocean environments. 

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