NOTE To the Public - These are fictitious corporations and proposals by students at Florida Institute of Technology for the OCE 4542 & OCE 5542 classes. The class is to give the student a basic understanding of the proposal process using current ongoing topics.  Much of their work is of good to high quality.


2017 Topic: iWhale (Intelligent Cognitive Ethical Whale)


2016 Topic: Decommissioned Oil Rig to Luxury Resort


2015 Topic: Ordnance Removal Crawler Report


2014 Topic: Designing an Underwater Habitat


2013 Topic: The Deployable Habitat: For Emergency, Medical, and Recreational Purposes


2012 Topic: Spiral Turbine Ocean Current Generator


2011 Topic: HS Energy Co. The Hydro-Spiral Energy Company

2010 Topic: Ocean Energy System - Wave Energy

Proposal Submitted to NSF


2009 Topic: Gulf Stream Ocean Energy System  (Version 2)

Corporation: Gulf Stream Power


2008 Topic: Florida COOS

Corporation: LOCOS

Proposal - Report, NSF Proposal

2007 Topic: Gulf Stream Ocean Energy System (Version 1)

Corporation: Ocean Hydro

Proposal - Report, NSF Proposal

NSF Proposal Submission Guide

2006 Topic: Methane Hydrate Recovery

Corporation: Deep Ocean Energy Systems (DOES)

NSF Proposal - Report

Funding Opportunity Announcement Related to the Current Project

2004 Topic: Oil Recovery from a Sunken Oil Tanker

Corporation: Marlin Deep Ocean Salvage (MDOS)

Proposal - Report, (continuation)

2003 Topic: Underwater Habitats

Corporation: Ocean Engineering Advantage Enterprises (OEAE)

Proposal - Report

Where the class visited: MarineLab

The primary purpose of the MarineLab is to provide the marine science community with an insitu laboratory facility previously unavailable for student participation. Secondary school students, college and university students, and marine scientists have made use of the MarineLab facilities. University level programs provide students and faculty with the use of the facility to conduct marine science and engineering research. Programs cover extensive data collection on water quality, turbidity, and population densities within the lagoon on a continuing basis.

Chris Olstad - MRDF’s Habitat Operations Director since the MarineLab Undersea Lab was placed in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park turning basin in1984.  Since then, Chris has supervised over 500 scientific research and educational missions involving well over 1000 aquanauts.  These missions have been supported by NOAA, NASA, the US Navy, and many universities, colleges, and high schools from around the USA.  Several scientific papers, abstracts, and reports have resulted from studies in the MarineLab Undersea Lab, including articles published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and Undersea Biomedical Research.  Topics of study include biomedical (bubbles in the bloodstream, microbial flora in the human ear); geological (sedimentation rates); technological (electronic tracking); hydroponics; and pyschological (the effects of staying submerged for 30 days).  For a full list of reports and projects, please email Chris at chris@mrdf.org. 

2000 Topic: Artic AUV

Corporation: UnderSea Solutions, Inc. REPORT -Proposal

1999 Topic: Surveying System

Corporation: Sea Tech, Inc.

Catalog Data: OCE 4542 OCEAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN (3 credits). Engineering fundamentals applied to the design of ocean-related systems; study of the design process and related topics such as optimization techniques, reliability predictions, and simulation techniques.

Course objectives: To provide experience in the team approach to design of ocean engineering systems and subsystems to the component level, while developing capabilities to perform as entry level engineer.

Course vs. objectives: This course strengthens the students design experience they obtained in OCE 4541, and is designed to address the Program Objectives 1, 2 and 3. The course supports the following outcomes in providing the students:

The students would also expand on their abilities to:


Prepared & Updated by: S. L. Wood, Ph.D. P.E., Date: October, 2017