OCEANOGRAPHIC AND HYDROGRAPHIC SYSTEMS FOR TRAINING.
LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT SERVICE CO ONTARIO CALIF ENGINEERING DEPT
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In response to the need for more comprehensive training of Navy personnel in the ocean sciences, a study was made of the subject areas, methods, and training devices currently used in instruction in oceanography, hydrography, and related subjects to determine the areas requiring improvement and expansion. Both Navy and civilian curricula and techniques were surveyed. The results of this study showed a widespread relationship between oceanography and Naval operations, emphasizing the need for expanded training. A knowledge of oceanography and its applications was shown to be useful on both strategical and tactical levels. Several topics of instruction would be greatly enhanced by the proper use of suitable training devices. By simplifying the instructurs task in communicating knowledge and by presenting information not easily understandable from verbal description alone, such devices prove an invaluable tool in instruction. One group of training devices for marine acoustics was constructed for evaluation in classroom use during this study additional devices are suggested for several areas of study. It is recommended that additional training devices be designed and constructed to assist in the expansion of oceanographic training for Navy personnel. Specific attention should be directed to geological oceanography and its application to marine engineering principles.
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- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology