With its historic mission clearly defined as supporting the operational fleet, the Oceanographic Office of the U.S. Navy in recent years has expanded its efforts to also meet the growing challenge of working within a national program of studying the marine environment.
Behrens, William W. Jr.
"Environmental Considerations in Naval Operations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss7/7