ERIC Number: ED054313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Personnel Implications of New Technological Developments: Undersea Technologies.
Wilson, David A.
During the next two decades, changes in underseas technology will profoundly affect Navy personnel and training requirements. Both Navy and national programs in ocean science and engineering will require operational commitments from the Navy which are far beyond present personnel capabilities. In the near future, Navy personnel will routinely work as free divers at depths of 1,000 feet and at even greater depths within 20 years. In future exploration the problems of deep-ocean visibility, heating, communications, navigation, and psychophysiology will be examined. There is a need for more detailed study of oceanic programs, undersea technological trends, and projected effects on future Navy personnel capabilities. Diving training facilities and methods also should be improved as soon as possible. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA.