APPENDIX D U.S. Government Agencies that Own and/or Use Submersibles a

Agency

Submersible

Owned

Leased

Purposes

U.S. Navy

DSVs

X

X

General mission support

 

ROVs

X

X

General mission support

 

AUVs

X

 

Experimental development

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ROVs

X

X

Inspection of dams and other underwater structures

U.S. Army Ballistic Defense Command

DSVs

 

X

Recovery of missile parts in splash-down area of range

U.S. Air Force

DSVs

 

X

Recovery of missile parts in splash-down zone of missile range

Advanced Research Projects Agency

AUVs

X

X

Experimental development

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ROVs

X

 

Development of telepresence vehicle controls for missions to other planets

Environmental Protection Agency

DSVs

 

X

Inspection of seafloor dump sites

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationb

DSVs

 

X

General oceanographic research

 

ROVs

X

X

General oceanographic and fisheries research

U.S. Department of the Interiorc

DSVs

 

X

Research in Crater Lake, Oregon, for National Park Service

 

ROVs

 

X

 

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

ROVs

X

 

Drug interdiction

U.S. Coast Guard

ROVs

X

 

Maritime law enforcement

U.S. Customs Service

ROVs

 

X

Underwater inspection of ships and structures for contraband

a This listing illustrates the scope and diversity of U.S. federal agencies that have employed submersibles to support their missions. No attempt has been made to describe each vehicle used in the past 35 years, and there are probably more than are shown here. The intent is to show that a variety of government agencies have used submersibles.

b National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agencies that have used submersibles are: the National Undersea Research Program and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

c U.S. Department of the Interior agencies that have used submersibles are the U.S. Geological Survey, the Minerals Management Service, and the National Park Service.



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APPENDIX D U.S. Government Agencies that Own and/or Use Submersibles a Agency Submersible Owned Leased Purposes U.S. Navy DSVs X X General mission support   ROVs X X General mission support   AUVs X   Experimental development U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ROVs X X Inspection of dams and other underwater structures U.S. Army Ballistic Defense Command DSVs   X Recovery of missile parts in splash-down area of range U.S. Air Force DSVs   X Recovery of missile parts in splash-down zone of missile range Advanced Research Projects Agency AUVs X X Experimental development National Aeronautics and Space Administration ROVs X   Development of telepresence vehicle controls for missions to other planets Environmental Protection Agency DSVs   X Inspection of seafloor dump sites National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationb DSVs   X General oceanographic research   ROVs X X General oceanographic and fisheries research U.S. Department of the Interiorc DSVs   X Research in Crater Lake, Oregon, for National Park Service   ROVs   X   U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ROVs X   Drug interdiction U.S. Coast Guard ROVs X   Maritime law enforcement U.S. Customs Service ROVs   X Underwater inspection of ships and structures for contraband a This listing illustrates the scope and diversity of U.S. federal agencies that have employed submersibles to support their missions. No attempt has been made to describe each vehicle used in the past 35 years, and there are probably more than are shown here. The intent is to show that a variety of government agencies have used submersibles. b National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agencies that have used submersibles are: the National Undersea Research Program and the National Marine Fisheries Service. c U.S. Department of the Interior agencies that have used submersibles are the U.S. Geological Survey, the Minerals Management Service, and the National Park Service.