Patrolling the vast Pacific Ocean is tough for the Coast Guard to do all alone. That's why the agency is now teaming up with Scripps to develop better technologies to search the seas.
There was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Blue Technology Center of Expertise at the Scripps Ranch campus on Friday.
The center will provide opportunities for rapid identification and integration of new blue technologies into current Coast Guard capabilities.
These technologies will help the Coast Guard with search and rescue missions, emergency responses, law enforcement, marine inspections, and investigations.