personnel have retired and major wind-wave facilities at NRL-E have been torn down. The balanced approach of experimental and theoretical work recommended here, combined with the potential of a new center to exploit the gains in BLD understanding expected from this work, presents a very special opportunity to produce improved forecasts for the Navy. In all endeavors a commitment to ship time is essential; the Navy's working environment is not the laboratory bench top or a computer, but rather the open ocean and coastal waters of the real world.



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