ANTX 2020: Ocean Science

ANTX 2020 has been cancelled. Read the notice here.

The Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) demonstrates the future of Navy technologies in action today.

ANTX provides a lower risk environment where scientists and engineers can evaluate their technological innovations at the Research & Development level before their technology has to become militarized and interface at the operational level of the Navy — informing both the requirements community and internal investment decisions.

ANTX has introduced a new paradigm in Rapid Experimentation and is a Catalyst for: Increasing Collaboration, Fostering Innovation, Providing Low Risk Environment for Experimentation, Enabling High Velocity Learning, Promoting Feedback with Navy and Technology Providers, and Building Relationships.

At ANTX 2020, scientists and engineers will showcase developing technologies that help us better understand the ocean environment in order to help maintain the Navy's agility in changing climates. 

For more information read the ANTX 2020 solicitation posted at:

This year’s focus is supporting the Chief of Naval Operation’s (CNO’s) Task Force Ocean (TFO) initiative aimed at maintaining the Navy’s undersea dominance through the ability to understand and exploit the ocean environment. This is achieved by re-invigorating Navy-relevant ocean science, increasing the Navy’s capability and capacity to understand and exploit knowledge of the ocean environment, and better leveraging the full range of science and technology (S&T) development in the United States.

The focus supports the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) mission of defining and applying the physical environment, from the bottom of the ocean to the stars, to ensure the U.S. Navy has the freedom of action to deter aggression, maintain freedom of the seas and win wars, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) civilian mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coast, to share that knowledge with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.