NAVIGATION IN OCEAN SURVEYS

Capt. Miller J. Tonkel, USESSA

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Abstract: INTRODUCTION HIDDEN BENEATH and in the waters of the world’s great seas and oceans is vast wealth. Man must turn his energies to acquiring basic knowledge of the undersea world and developing the capability to discover and use the resources that it holds. The nation first able to utilize the riches of the sea will gain much and, ultimately, all of mankind will benefit. The Coast and Geodetic Survey, forming a part of the Environmental Science Services Administration, conducts oceanographic surveys in all of the world’s oceans, including programs for bathymetric and geophysical mapping surveys over the continental shelves and deep ocean. Assistance to the navigator has been the traditional business of this agency for over a century and a half. Present functions, alt,hough many and varied, are still largely geared in the aggregate to increasing safety in navigation on the sea and in the air.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 4
Pages: 368 - 375
Cite this article: Tonkel, Capt. Miller J., USESSA,, "NAVIGATION IN OCEAN SURVEYS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 1967-1968, pp. 368-375.
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