Manned Undersea Science and Technology Needs Focus and Direction

PSAD-77-130: Published: Jul 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1979.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

National goals and objectives for U.S. manned undersea research have not been clearly defined. Until this is done, it would be difficult to establish a level of funding of new facilities needed to support an expanded federal manned undersea research program.

Undersea research has suffered from the lack of overall ocean research goals and objectives, a national focus, and sporadic funding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tried to provide a national focus for manned undersea research when it established the Manned Undersea Science and Technology Office in 1971. However, its budget was restricted to level funding of about $1 million a year, and its objectives were narrowed to support only in-house investigations. Congress appropriated $1.5 million in fiscal year 1977 for NOAA to support surveys, mission analyses, cost analyses, and design and engineering studies for an underwater ocean laboratory.

Dec 21, 2020

Dec 17, 2020

Dec 7, 2020

  • science icon, source: National Cancer Institute

    Science & Tech Spotlight:

    Air Quality Sensors
    GAO-21-189SP: Published: Dec 7, 2020. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2020.

Nov 30, 2020

Nov 20, 2020

Sep 3, 2020

Aug 31, 2020

Aug 11, 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Jul 28, 2020

  • science icon, source: National Cancer Institute

    Science & Tech Spotlight:

    Contact Tracing Apps
    GAO-20-666SP: Published: Jul 28, 2020. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2020.

Looking for more? Browse all our products here