How to Find a Sunken Ship of Gold

Posted on: July 25, 2017 | Interview with Dr Larry Stone, Metron Scientific Solutions - The Naked Scientist

Countless ships and planes have gone down somewhere in the ocean, and finding them is not mean feat. One such vessel was the SS Central America, which sunk... More ›

ORMS February 2017

Search and Search Again

Posted on: February 24, 2017 | Douglas A. Samuelson - ORMS Today

Sometimes it takes a while to write up a good piece of work, including the pesky details. Lawrence ("Larry") Stone knows all about that. He's been working on... More ›


Posted on: January 27, 2017 | Metron Scientific Solutions

Metron Inc., has been awarded a $29,820,458 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for an effort titled advanced autonomy for unmanned undersea vehicles to advance the science of unmanned systems through design,... More ›


Posted on: November 15, 2016 | Metron Scientific Solutions

Metron Inc. has been awarded a $7,167,816 performance based, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for the development of a Maritime Counter-Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C-ISR) Planning System for the DARPA... More ›

Bayesian Search For Missing Aircraft, Ships, And People

Posted on: November 9, 2016 | J. Van Gurley and Lawrence D. Stone - Siam News

On July 23, 2013, the lobster boat Anna Mary was heading out from Montauk, New York, to the fishing grounds off Long Island. Around 9:00 p.m., Anthony Sosinski went below... More ›

SARApp Team Finds Missing Man

Posted on: February 5, 2016 | Metron Scientific Solutions

Metron's SAR organization, "Bridging the Gap," has helped a search team in Arkansas to find a missing man this past month. Here are some kind words from Julie,... More ›

Mathematics Came to the Rescue When Searching Seemed Hopeless

Posted on: February 5, 2016 | David C. Bowman - NASA

Math saves lives. Nobody knows that better than Van Gurley, a former Navy captain who today works for a company that uses sophisticated statistical modeling to solve puzzles... More ›

Our New Best Guess for Where to Find MH370: The Indian Ocean

Posted on: August 6, 2015 | Alex Davies - Wired

YOU'D THINK CONFIRMING that the piece of airplane that washed ashore on Réunion came from Flight MH370would be great news. If nothing else, it proves investigators have been spending their... More ›

Using Bayesian Theory To Find A 131-Year-Old Treasure

Posted on: May 15, 2015 - Five Thirty Eight

A short documentary featuring Dr. Larry Stone and the search for the SS Central America. The SS Central America, a steamer carrying a cache of gold, sank off... More ›

BBC WorldNewsAmerica (V.Gurley) - (2015/01/05)

AirAsia Flight: BCC World News Media Activity

Posted on: January 8, 2015 | Metron Scientific Solutions

Metron’s Van Gurley appeared on CNN and BBC to discuss the search for the missing AirAsia flight. More ›