Water Access on the Long Island Sound


Groton’s location on the Long Island Sound gives BlueTech businesses immediate access to the Thames River, Sound and Atlantic Ocean – ideal for testing undersea technology, deploying products and data collection. Businesses are using the shoreline to test their prototypes and can work with Project Oceanology to deploy them, even if they don’t have their own fleet.

On the Thames River, and adjacent to Groton, is the Naval Submarine Base New London - the first submarine base in the country. The US Coast Guard Research & Development Center is on the river as well. Commercial fishing fleets, lobster boats and research vessels use the river and the Long Island Sound, making the maritime industry key to Groton’s history and its future. Now, BlueTech companies are taking this industry into the future.

The University of Connecticut Marine Sciences at Avery Point and Project Oceanology have their headquarters and fleet located in Groton with URI’s Marine Science Research Facility also located on the Long Island Sound. These are a few of the many research facilities and businesses located in and near Groton due to the incredible access the city provides.

BlueTech Companies Come to Groton for Access to Water, Research Facilities and Major Metropolitan Areas

regional mapGroton is located on the Thames River and the Long Island Sound. Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York waterways converge here. I-95 also goes through Groton, making it a central location for companies headquartered in the northeast with easy connectivity to the rest of the country.

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