Accession Number : ADA105660
Title : Commercial Maritime Information: A Critical Appraisal.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC MARITIME TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
Report Date : Jan 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 127
Abstract : The proposed project initially had the following objectives: To study currently produced maritime statistical data; To analyze the purposes for which statistics are produced, the users of statistics and the cost of the current statistics production system; To meet with users of maritime statistics to determine what needs are and are not being filled; To meet with the agencies generating maritime statistics and the entities reporting to these agencies to determine what improvements in the system can be made; and To recommend a consistent government-wide program of maritime data acquisition, processing, and dissemination that will operate with maximum efficiency to achieve full utilization of the statistical data that are produced. This report is intended to fulfill these initial objectives.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *STATISTICAL DATA , *MARINE TRANSPORTATION , POLICIES , COMMERCE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , SEMANTICS , DATA REDUCTION , DATA ACQUISITION , UTILIZATION
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE