MAST Maritime Advanced Systems

MAST Vision and Mission

Vision

To foster ideas, innovation and leading edge technologies for the advancement of ports and the maritime environment.

Mission

We join a network of leading academic, research, test & evaluation, and in-service engineering centers to further expand the nation’s ability to provide solutions to relevant challenges in the maritime domain. By leveraging the unique geographic, operational and environmental assets located at the Port of Hueneme, MAST invites entrepreneurs with an optimized solution a surrounding for sustained research, experimentation and test programs.

A New Collaborative: Fathomwerx

In 2019, the Port announced a partnership with Economic Development Collaborative, Matter Labs, and Naval Base Ventura County/NAVSEA to bring together a network of leading academic, research, test & evaluation, and in-service engineering centers to further expand the nation’s ability to provide solutions to relevant challenges in the maritime domain. By leveraging the unique geographic, operational and environmental assets located at the Port of Hueneme, MAST invites entrepreneurs with an optimized solution a surrounding for sustained research, experimentation and test programs. The onsite Fathomwerx lab at the Port offers 20,000 square feet dedicated to testing, prototyping and innovation, with another 40,000 square feet of flex space for demonstrations, events and exercises. ​

Fathomwerx is intended to

  • Be an incubator for new technology
  • Attract venture capital
  • Tap the entrepreneurial spirit of Ventura County

Read more about Fathomwerx

Tech Bridge Ventura

Harnessing the power of partnership, Department of Navy’s workforce “super-connector” NavalX announced an expansion of its Tech Bridge initiative to Ventura County. Joining other Tech Bridge locations around the nation, the Ventura location is housed at the Port of Hueneme. Read more about Tech Bridge
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Port of Hueneme - Tech Bridge