Appendix E
Information Gathering Activities of the Committee on Environmental Information for Naval Use

March 12-13, 2001, Washington, D.C. (full committee). Presentations by the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command provided the committee with an overview of each organization and a sense of the basic components of the current METOC enterprise.

May 21-23, 2001, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Va. (full committee). Presentations by personnel from the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center (located at Norfolk Naval Base) and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command were supplement by discussions with personnel attached to Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition, Research, and Development, and the Office of Naval Research to provide the committee with an understanding of needs of the surface fleet and mine warfare community and efforts to address them.

July 20, 2001, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (sub-group meeting). Discussion with personnel from the Naval War College (including then-president VADM Arthur K. Cebrowski) and the Naval Warfare Development Command explored aspects of network-centric warfare as it pertain METOC operational concepts and the use of METOC products in training exercises and wargames.

August 6, 2002, CNMOC, Stennis, Miss. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with personnel from the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the



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Appendix E Information Gathering Activities of the Committee on Environmental Information for Naval Use March 12-13, 2001, Washington, D.C. (full committee). Presentations by the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command provided the committee with an overview of each organization and a sense of the basic components of the current METOC enterprise. May 21-23, 2001, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Va. (full committee). Presentations by personnel from the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center (located at Norfolk Naval Base) and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command were supplement by discussions with personnel attached to Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition, Research, and Development, and the Office of Naval Research to provide the committee with an understanding of needs of the surface fleet and mine warfare community and efforts to address them. July 20, 2001, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (sub-group meeting). Discussion with personnel from the Naval War College (including then-president VADM Arthur K. Cebrowski) and the Naval Warfare Development Command explored aspects of network-centric warfare as it pertain METOC operational concepts and the use of METOC products in training exercises and wargames. August 6, 2002, CNMOC, Stennis, Miss. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with personnel from the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the

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Naval Oceanographic Office, and the Warfighter Support Center focused on the acquisition, management, and dissemination of geospatial data. August 7-9, 2001, Stennis Space Center, Stennis, Miss. (full committee) Presentations by personnel from the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Ice Center, and the Joint Staff (N6) focused on daily demands for METOC products, efforts to quantify and minimize uncertainty in model products, and the implications of network-centric principles for METOC operations. November 5-7, 2001, Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Pearl Harbor, Hi. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with personnel at the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Pearl Harbor, focused on products generated by the Typhoon Warning Center and the use of classified imagery to generate METOC observations. November 14-16, 2001, Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center, San Diego, Cal., and Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Monterey, Cal. (full committee). Presentations by personnel from the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center, San Diego, focused on rapid environmental assessment and challenges for supporting various weapons systems (including the Naval Fires Network) and Naval Special Warfare operations. Presentations by personnel from the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Monterey focused on meteorological modeling efforts including efforts to provide nested model products. December 11, 2001, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (sub-group meeting). Discussion with personnel form the Naval War College and the Naval Warfare Development Center focused on current efforts to support strike warfare and the use and value of tailored products provided by the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Monterey. March 18, 2002, OPNAV, Crystal City, Va. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with personnel from the Naval Oceanographic Office, Submarine Development Squadron 12, and Submarine Warfare Division (N77) focused on tailored environmental products and the design and functionality of tactical decision aids for undersea warfare. August 12, 2002, Camp Pendelton, San Diego, Cal. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with the senior USMC METOC officer attached to I Marine Expeditionary Force focused on USMC-specific needs for environmental information and efforts and products intended to address them. The relationship between

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USMC and U.S. Navy METOC was explored, as well as the practical relationships between intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance efforts and environmental data collection. September 26, 2002, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Alexandria, Va. (sub-group meeting). Discussions with personnel from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency focused on environmental data needs to evaluate the battlefield threat from weapons of mass destruction, the collection of environmental data in denied areas, and barriers to effective and timely sharing of environmental data from these denied areas.