Environmental Information for Naval Warfare
Final rept. Sep 2000-Mar 2003
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION FOR NAVAL USE
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Efforts to collect, assimilate, analyze, and disseminate information about and predict the nature and significance of the environmental character of the naval battlespace have been the focus of a complex meteorological and oceanographic effort referred to within the U.S. Naval Forces as METOC. To aid in the development of an investment strategy to enhance the value of METOC contributions to battelspace awareness. the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research requested that the National Academies undertake a two year effort to develop a framework process that can be adapted by the U.S. Naval Forces to prioritize what data should be collected and how the data should be managed, what new models should be developed and what improvements should be made to existing models, which data fusion and value-added products should be developed to effectively and efficiently disseminate environmental information to naval units identify those segments of the process that would benefit from targeted research e.g., specific ocean processes or general areas of uncertainty and prioritize the proposed improvements by identifying which actions are most needed and achievable as well as those that are most likely to make a significant and positive impact.
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