Governmental Funding: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Maritime Administration activity is described, “As the DOT agency responsible for America’s waterborne transportation system, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is busy. At our core, we support the technical aspects of America’s maritime transportation infrastructure — things like ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. We promote the use of waterborne transportation and ensure that its infrastructure integrates seamlessly with other methods of transportation.”
Corportate Funding – One or more corporate funding sources are being sought. A consortium of participants would provide the matching funds necessary to leverage the government funding.