S.2511 - CENOTE Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 03/07/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology; Armed Services|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-291|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/18/2018 Message on Senate action sent to the House. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Resolving Differences
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- Passed Senate
- Passed House
- Resolving Differences
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: S.2511 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2018)
Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology Act of 2018 or the CENOTE Act of 2018
This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish a joint program office within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations to coordinate the acquisition and assessment of unmanned maritime systems.
NOAA must coordinate with the Department of the Navy to leverage expertise in the development and operational transition of unmanned maritime systems. It may also coordinate with other federal agencies, the academic sector, and the private sector to maximize research opportunities and to support commercialization of unmanned maritime systems.
NOAA must make publicly available all data it collects using unmanned maritime systems.