Acronyms


ADCP

acoustic Doppler current profiler

ARPA

Advanced Research Programs Agency (an agency within the U.S. Department of Defense; see also DARPA)

ASW

antisubmarine warfare

AUSS

Advanced Unmanned Search System

AUV

autonomous underwater vehicle or autonomous undersea vehicle


CCD

charge coupled devices

CTD

conductivity, temperature, depth instrument


DARPA

Defense Agency Research Programs Agency

DESSC

Deep Submergence Science Committee (a committee within UNOLS; see also UNOLS)

DSRV

deep submergence rescue vehicle

DSV

deep submersible vehicle


EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone


JAMSTEC

Japan Marine Science and Technology Center

JOI

Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.


LCROV

low-cost ROV

LLS

laser line scanner


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NSF

National Science Foundation

NURP

National Undersea Research Program (an office within NOAA)


ONR

Office of Naval Research

OTEC

ocean thermal energy conversion


ROV

remotely operated vehicle


SE&I

systems engineering and integration


UNOLS

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

USCG

U.S. Coast Guard

UUV

unmanned undersea vehicle



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Acronyms ADCP acoustic Doppler current profiler ARPA Advanced Research Programs Agency (an agency within the U.S. Department of Defense; see also DARPA) ASW antisubmarine warfare AUSS Advanced Unmanned Search System AUV autonomous underwater vehicle or autonomous undersea vehicle CCD charge coupled devices CTD conductivity, temperature, depth instrument DARPA Defense Agency Research Programs Agency DESSC Deep Submergence Science Committee (a committee within UNOLS; see also UNOLS) DSRV deep submergence rescue vehicle DSV deep submersible vehicle EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone JAMSTEC Japan Marine Science and Technology Center JOI Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. LCROV low-cost ROV LLS laser line scanner NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NSF National Science Foundation NURP National Undersea Research Program (an office within NOAA) ONR Office of Naval Research OTEC ocean thermal energy conversion ROV remotely operated vehicle SE&I systems engineering and integration UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System USCG U.S. Coast Guard UUV unmanned undersea vehicle

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