The Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), as the international presence for the Chief of Naval Research, actively searches the globe for promising, emerging science and technology (S&T) which enables ONR to effectively address current needs of the Naval Fleet and Marine Corps Forces and to investigate and assess revolutionary, high-payoff technologies for future Naval missions and capabilities. The command seeks opportunities to collaborate on S&T of mutual benefit to the U.S. and foreign researchers.
To accomplish its mission, ONRG leverages the expertise of more than 50 scientists, technologists and engineers based world-wide. ONRG Associate Directors, located in ONRG’s five regional engagement offices, promote S&T collaboration between ONR and international scientists. ONRG’s Science Advisors, embedded within Joint, Navy and Marine Corps commands, advise those commanders and their staffs on S&T issues and help implement technology solutions, often via one of ONR’s technology transition programs.
ONRG’s outreach programs facilitate S&T collaboration:
- Visiting Scientist: Supports travel opportunities for non-U.S. scientists to the U.S. to socialize new S&T ideas or findings.
- Collaborative Science Support: Funds non-U.S. workshops, conferences, and seminars of Naval interest.
- Naval International Cooperative Opportunities: Funds research by international scientists to address naval S&T challenges; they often result in the insertion of innovative, international S&T into core ONR programs.
- Scientists to X: Supports U.S. scientist visits to operational forces (undersea, at sea, on carriers, in the field, at pier) to promote an ongoing dialogue between the U.S. scientific community and the Navy/Marine Corps team.
- Discover the best science
- Maintain global technology awareness
- Facilitate science and technology collaborations
- 23 Associate Directors & 25 Science Advisors
- S&T engagements with 61 countries during FY 2010
- Embedded in 25 Joint, Navy and Marine Corps commands
- Offices: Arlington, London, Prague, Santiago, Singapore, and Tokyo
- Visiting Scientist
- Collaborative Science Support
- Naval International Cooperative Opportunities
- Scientists to X