U.S. DOT Volpe Center developed a low-cost, unclassified, near real-time network that is used to track vessels as they traverse the world’s waterways.
What’s the best way for raw fuel material to get to a refinery? Road, rail, water, pipeline? What emissions are associated with moving raw material and fuel? Environmental biologist Kristin Lewis recently talked about how a Volpe-developed tool can help optimize fuel logistics strategies.
For 10 days in late March, Volpe engineers provided hands-on software and hardware expertise to African naval personnel from four nations as part of the U.S. Navy’s Obangame Express. Obangame is an at-sea maritime exercise that focuses on techniques that can increase maritime safety and security...
The Volpe-developed SeaVision is a web-based vessel tracking and information-sharing tool that was chosen as one of three featured exhibits at Secretary of State John Kerry’s Our Ocean Conference.
Volpe recently hosted its third annual training workshop aimed at enhancing and sustaining maritime domain awareness around the world. International participants acquired the skills and knowledge to aid countries in combating illicit maritime activity.
Volpe developed a national model for evaluating fuel transport patterns, costs, and impacts to respond to military and commercial aviation sectors' need for reliable fuel supplies that can be distributed throughout supply chains in the continental United States and elsewhere.
By using a Volpe maritime tool called SeaVision, the U.S. Navy helped Senegalese officials track a suspicious ship’s movement and found that it was a repeat offender of illegal fishing. Senegal received $1.2 million in fines from the ship’s owner.