US, South Korean Naval Forces Extend Oceanography Collaboration Pact; Tim Gallaudet Comments

140625-N-EF657-340The U.S. Navy and its counterpart in South Korea will continue to jointly conduct oceanographic activities under an extended memorandum of agreement between the two services.

U.S. Navy Oceanographer Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet signed the agreement’s extension to let both countries collaborate on military surveys and oceanographic analysis work, process hydrographic and geo-acoustic data and share information, the Navy said Wednesday.

“The data we collect and share will not only allow us to continue to support multiple naval assets in the region and support our anti-submarine warfare mission, but will help to ensure safety of navigation for our assets operating in the Republic of Korea’s coastal waters,” Gallaudet said.

The Navy Oceanographer advises the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations on oceanography, meteorology, hydrography, precise time, climate change, the Arctic, maritime domain and geospatial and celestial referencing issues.

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