Final Technical Report - ONR Grant #N00014-92-J-1027.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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NIO does not yet own a dedicated oceanographic vessel, our most difficult task in carrying out our mission in the northern Arabian Sea has been the chartering or leasing of a vessel suitable for oceanographic research. The need for a stable platform in the Arabian Sea where during the summer monsoon wind speeds can be in excess of 21 knots is quite obvious. Despite repeated efforts, arrangements made during the first few cruises with chartering of commercial vessels have proven to be not suitable. However, during the latter part of 1993, arrangements were made with the Baharia Foundation of Pakistan for the leasing of BEHR PAIMA, which is a dedicated hydrographic vessel suitable for oceanographic work, and since then, a regular program of seasonal studies is being implemented. A paper on the NASEER Project has been published in the U.S. JGOFS Newsletter, December 1993 issue, entitled Pakistan and U.S. Conduct Cooperative Research Program in North Arabian Sea by Ahmed et al., which describes the program in a fairly detailed manner. Since then, several other papers on NASEER-related research have also been published by several NIO scientists therefore, I would not make further comments on this project except to mention that as a cooperative project, NASEER has been quite successful.
- Marine Engineering