In its Friday, Oct. 20 issue, The Boston Globe gave its readers a close-up look at MITRE’s BlueTech Lab and our work to facilitate maritime research 20 miles from the water.
Read reporter Jon Chesto’s article here. (Some readers may encounter a pay wall.)
The article describes the dimensions of the pool and its ability to test systems for communications and acoustic sensing using uncrewed vehicles on the surface and underwater.
“For officials such as Patrick Larkin, deputy director of the quasi-public Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the work at MITRE should help unify the disparate players in the state’s marine sciences industry, which employs several thousand people primarily working in communities along the state’s coastline,” Chesto wrote.
“The marine economy, [aka] the bluetech economy, is at an inflection point, and we’re pleased to be a part of it,” said Larkin, whose agency shepherded the state grant for MITRE. “What MITRE is offering to do is to connect this ecosystem in a way that doesn’t exist today. ... We think it’s a change event for bluetech in Massachusetts.”