ISE (Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering), the Rutgers DIMACS-CAIT Laboratory for Port Security, DIMACS, CAIT, and CCICADA Joint Seminar

Speaker: Captain Todd Gatlin, U. S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay

Title: Coast Guard Operations in the Delaware Bay and New Jersey Coast - Keeping our Maritime Domain Safe and Secure

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time*: 5:00 - 6:00pm *Refreshments will be served in the IE lounge area at 4:30 prior to the seminar.

Location: Lecture Hall 1st Floor, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay's area of responsibility includes roughly the lower half of New Jersey, eastern 2/3rds of Pennsylvania and all of Delaware and outward to 200 miles offshore. Included in this mix is the Delaware Bay and River which houses the number one fresh fruit port and 5 of 9 largest oil refineries in the nation. Cape May, New Jersey is the 4th largest fisheries landing port in the nation, just after Alaska and New Bedford, MA. This is a very complex port and critical node for energy, transportation and food distribution infrastructure. The men and women of Sector Delaware Bay perform Coast Guard missions, which include, but are not limited to: Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, Ports, Waterways and Coast Security, Marine Environmental Response, from the 22 sub-units which comprise the Sector. A discussion of the missions, authorities and challenges of conducting operations will be included.