Accession Number : ADP006151

Title :   The Importance of Environmental Data,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Cann, Gerald ; Porter, Robert P.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A panel of experts conducted a top level analysis of the significance of quantitative knowledge of environmental parameters to naval weapons and naval warfare. The panel concluded that the impact of the environment needs to be considered more thoroughly during the research, development and acquisition process. This requires a central environmental top level requirement or master plan and a more formalized connection between the organizations involved in various aspects of environmental science. Environmental knowledge and the proper consideration of its effects are essential throughout the entire acquisition process from basic research through development, test, evaluation and production. After deployment, operations and tactics must take environmental conditions into account and either mitigate or exploit their effects. The panel stressed the importance of satellite remote sensing and the need for national and international cooperative efforts in this area. It made a number of other recommendations including the need for more formalized consideration of environmental factors in the research, development and acquisition process.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *NAVAL WARFARE, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, REMOTE DETECTORS.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE