Report of the Hydrographic Service, Royal Australian Navy for the Year Ending 30 June 1991
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICE CANBERRA
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The Hydrographic Service, RAN has two principal objectives. The first is to provide the ADF with the geographic and environmental data base, products and services to enable maritime forces to be deployed and operated to the optimum at strategic, tactical and national task levels of activity. Secondly, the Service exercises the CNS role of National Hydrographic Authority in support of the safe, economic and expeditious movement of the nations maritime trade. During 199091, emphasis has continued with management by program. The core elements are national and defence hydrography, together with the defence operational applications of oceanography and marine meteorology described collectively as the Geographic and Environmental Support Component 215000 of the Navys Maritime Operations sub program 210000.
- Administration and Management
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Navigation and Guidance
- Water Pollution and Control