Ocean: Consensus Reports
The division produces 60-70 reports per year. These reports are unique, authoritative expert evaluations. Each report is produced by a committee of experts selected by the Academy to address a particular statement of task and is subject to a rigorous, independent peer review. The experts who volunteer their time participating on study committees are vetted to make sure that the committee has the range of expertise needed to address the task, that they have a balance of perspectives, and to identify and eliminate members with conflicts of interest. All reports undergo a rigorous, independent peer review to assure that the statement of task has been addressed, that conclusions are adequately supported, and that all important issues raised by the reviewers are addressed. Thus, while the reports represent views of the committee, they also are endorsed by the Academy.
Improving Interactions Between Coastal Science and Policy: Proceedings of the California Symposium (1996)
Scientific knowledge about coastal ecosystems, including the human component, is needed to enable the management of these systems in a way that will preserve their value indefinitely. In addition, a continuous interchange of information between scientists and managers who focus on coastal areas is necessary for existing scientific information to be put to good use and so that new information requirements will be addressed. The National Researc... More >>
Expanding the Uses of Naval Ocean Science Technology (1996)
Following the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Department of Defense began exploring use of defense technology by interests outside of the military. The Office of Naval Research is a leader in oceanographic research and development of marine technologies. The National Research Council was asked to review ONR programs, identify the needs of academia and the nonmilitary marine industry, and suggest ways to facilitate the transfer of naval researc... More >>
Proceedings of the Symposium on Tactical Meteorology and Oceanography: Support for Strike Warfare and Ship Self-Defense (1996)
This symposium focused on environmental models, atmospheric effects, and sensors and weapon systems as they relate to meteorology and oceanography in strike warfare and ship self-defense. The symposium brought together members of the U.S. Navy (fleet operators, meteorologists, and oceanographers) and scientists, technicians, and managers from naval warfare centers and defense programs. These individuals discussed topics, such as addressin... More >>