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Leveraging National Oceanographic Capabilities, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science and the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development of the Committee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, January 25, 1996   [open pdf - 45MB]

This is the January 25, 1996 joint hearing on "Leveraging National Oceanographic Capabilities," held before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science and the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development of the Committee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans of the Committee on Resources. From the opening statements of Curt Weldon: "We know much about the oceans, but at the same time, we know very little. Within the scientific community and certainly now in the Department of Defense, we have the latest powerful supercomputers, sensors and analytical tools that can unravel the oceans' secrets to further aid and strengthen our defense, understand world weather problems, predict sea life behavior, protect the environment, and develop the potential to generate new, improved industries that rely on the oceans. [...] In particular, we should focus on: finding reasons for the decline of world-wide fisheries; understanding our paucity of ocean industrial endeavors; maintaining the environmental health of our oceans and tributaries; and exploring ways to prevent certain countries from continuing to use the oceans as a dumping ground for nuclear and other toxic wastes." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert D. Ballard, Bruce Alberts, Neal Lane, D. James Baker, Jeremy M. Boorda, Paul G. Gaffney, Robert A. Frosch, and James D. Watkins.

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1996
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