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    The nation depends on naval architecture and marine engineers to keep it secure. The world depends on us to protect the planets largest and most mysterious wilderness. With a NAME degree, there's always more to discover, room to grow, space to soar.Learn More »

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    Our Oceans, Our Future

    Featuring the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Our Oceans, Our Future, explores the critical issues affecting our oceans, and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide for a brighter future.Read More »

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Students in NAME 403 learned how to sail and operate components of Areté, a vessel that competes annually in a series of races across the world, on the Detroit River on October 4, 2016.

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High school students from Clinton HS test their underwater vehicles at the Marine Hydrodynamic Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Students developed their underwater robots for competitions.

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As long as there have been humans, the marine world has connected them. It covers two thirds of the earth. It transports 90% of the world’s freight, feeds 3 ½ billion people, defines the world’s borders, and fuels our industries and our imaginations. Perhaps the most challenging and unpredictable environment on earth, it’s home to the largest engineered systems ever built by humans.