Oceanography The Official Magazine of
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Volume 21 Issue 02

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Volume 21, No. 2
Pages 44 - 51

Developing Rapid Environmental Assessment at NURC

Tuncay Akal | SUASIS, Underwater Systems Technology Research and Development, TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)-Marmara Research Centre, Technology Free Zone, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey

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The objective of Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) is to provide a methodology package that can be used in crisis situations to predict environmental parameters of operational interest within a tactically usable time scale. Applications include antisubmarine warfare (ASW), mine warfare (MW), and acoustic warfare (AW) operations in areas that have not been previously surveyed, or where actual knowledge is very limited.


Akal, T. 2008. Developing rapid environmental assessment at NURC. Oceanography 21(2):44–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.52.