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July 2016 Issue

25 Years Ago 1991. After 21 years of waiting, NOAA’s Office of Charting & Geodetic was once again named the Office of Coast & Geodetic Survey. ... Officials at the Global Positioning System Association forecasted a commercial market for hand-held receivers at $1 billion from 1991 to 1996. Potential sales of GPS receivers for aviation, marine navigation and recreation were predicted to reach $6 billion. ... Scientists studying greenhouse gases and global warming were apparently using incorrect under-projections of carbon monoxide (CO). Though not a key player like carbon dioxide, CO interacts chemically in the overall greenhouse effect.


15 Years Ago 2001. The White House announced the 16 members of the President’s Commission on Ocean Policy. The commission brought together representatives of state and local government, academia, industry and public interest groups to thoroughly re-evaluate our nation’s current ocean and coastal policies. ... Three scientists and a diving officer with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, received distinguished honors from a variety of organizations. ... U.S. President George W. Bush’s budget for NOAA targeted more than $20 million for fisheries research and management projects in New England.


10 Years Ago 2006. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Services (MMS), the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Petroleum Institute held a joint press conference to discuss the importance of oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico region, emphasizing operations safety and improvements after Hurricane Katrina. ... VAdm. Vivien S. Crea assumed the duties of vice commandment of the U.S. Coast Guard, becoming the first woman to serve as second-in-command of a U.S. military service. ... The inaugural United Nations World Hydrography Day was celebrated in June.


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