Ocean of Things Proposers Day: Register by April 1

April 7 / 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
04/07/20 10:30 AM 04/07/20 5:00 PM America/New_York Ocean of Things Proposers Day: Register by April 1 United States

DARPA will host a Proposers’ Day in support of upcoming DARPA BAA HR001120S0042, Ocean of Things (OoT) Advanced Data Analytics Phase 2, on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, ET. Participants must register for the OoT Proposers’ Day through the registration website ( by April 01, 2020 by 12:00 PM, ET. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the OoT program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements.

The OoT program will provide persistent, wide-area sensor coverage across the maritime environment through the employment of large numbers of intelligent floats backed by advanced data analytics as a vital part of the Mosaic Warfare end-state vision. Existing naval and commercial platforms are constrained to localized situational awareness from their organic sensors, and support by remote sensors is often restricted by the physical environment (e.g., fog, rain, cloud cover, etc.). OoT will address these gaps in ocean understanding to benefit all users of maritime data.

Floats designed and developed for OoT rely upon environmentally friendly commercial hardware components and sensors to autonomously generate a heterogeneous data for analysis. Advanced data analytics teams are needed to generate real-time, high-resolution mission products from these datasets. This low-cost design approach will allow for the manufacture of large numbers of floats with a variety of sensors to cover large operating areas and provide robust data processing from areas where limited visibility exists today.

While floats use efficient signal processing methods to conserve the limited communications bandwidth and stored energy onboard, advanced shore-side data analytic techniques are required to maximize the utility of delivered data and create data products useful to the oceanographic and meteorological communities. OoT will deliver distributed awareness of both the physical and operational ocean environments to provide improved environmental and activity characterization. Examples of environmental and activity characterization include, but are not limited to, sea surface/air temperature, acoustic ambient noise, wind speed, wave dynamics, float motion, generation of vessel tracks, multi-spectral vessel signatures, and vessel behavior.

One-on-one breakout sessions with the OoT Program Manager will be available during the Proposers’ Day. Advanced registration is required. Breakout Sessions will be scheduled in 10-minute intervals from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, ET and conducted via telecom. To request a session, please indicate your discussion topic and participating attendees when registering. Please note, all members participating in breakout sessions must be successfully registered in order to attend.

Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)