Accurate and timely environmental information can provide a tactical advantage to U.S. naval forces during warfare. This report analyzes the current environmental information system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and recommends ways to address uncertainty and leverage network-centric operating principles to enhance the value of environmental information.
Table of Contents
|1. Introduction and Overview||12-33|
|2. The Value of Environmental Information||34-52|
|3. Nature of the Problem: Sources and Limitations of Metoc Knowledge||53-69|
|4. Improving Environmental Information by Reducing Uncertainty||70-109|
|5. Information Flow: Leveraging Network-Centric Concepts||110-123|
|6. Moving Ahead||124-137|
|Appendix A: Committee and Staff Biographies||141-146|
|Appendix B: The Role of Environmental Information in Naval Warfare||147-171|
|Appendix C: Environmental Science and Technology Programs||172-194|
|Appendix D: Acronyms||195-200|
|Appendix E: Information-Gathering Activities of the Committee on Environmental Information for Naval Use||201-203|
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