ARPA Program Final Report, 1 February 1971 - 31 December 1975.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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A program in Advanced Marine Technology consisted of thirteen projects. Most of the projects improved the surveying, sampling, and measuring capabilities of deep submersibles using ALVIN as the test vehicle. The capabilities required to evaluate an area of the ocean bottom for deployment of large pieces of equipment or arrays included precise three dimensional navigation, photography, acoustic mapping, sampling of materials, and magnetic and gravity field measurements. In addition to the submersible oriented projects there were projects on Handling and Transfer at Sea, Deep Sea Biological Equipment, and Offshore Industrial Waste Monitoring. Section 2 points out the relevance of the thirteen projects to future military requirements and the technical problems of each. Section 3 describes the history of the program. Section 4 gives a brief description of the results of each project. Finally, there is a listing of publications that have resulted from the program as well as a table of pertinent information about the diving schedule of ALVIN.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering