Page 6: of Marine Technology Magazine (March 2006)


Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2006 Marine Technology Magazine

President Bush's proposed 2007 budget includes $170 million for NOAA's Commerce and Transportation

Program, including a net program increase of $19.5 mil- lion. NOAA's total budget request is $3.68 billion, including a net program increase of $345 million.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher,

Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, unveiled the proposed budget for the Commerce Department's

National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration. "The U.S. economy relies upon trans- portation to move people, cargo and commerce around the nation and around the world," Lautenbacher said. "NOAA services have never been more important to the nation and this budget request will provide increases to ensure transporta- tion safety, as well as environmental satellite continuity, improvements to fisheries management, and tsunami and hurricane warnings." The requested amount for the Commerce and

Transportation Program includes an increase of $10.5 million, which will allow NOAA to collect approximately 500 additional square nautical miles of hydrographic survey data, in addition to its planned schedule for approximately 3,000 square nautical miles of hydro- graphic data. The request also includes $1.9 million to build and maintain digi- tal charts for electronic navigation, and $1.8 million for two additional

Navigation Response Teams for ade- quate regional response to emergency incidents in U.S. waterways. These teams enabled Gulf of Mexico ports to reopen quickly after the 2005 hurricanes with assurances of clear channels. Marine Technology Reporter 7 news

NOAA Submits ‘07 Budget Request ?ÀiÊÌ?>?ÊÓxÊÞi>ÀÃÊ>vÌiÀÊ??ÌÀ?`ÕV??}Ê?ÕÀÊ??}?Ê «iÀv?À?>?Viʺ??À??}»Ê`iÃ?}?]Ê-ÕLV??? Á ÊV??Ì??ÕiÃÊÌ?Ê i>`ÊÌ?iÊÜ>ÞÊ?vviÀ??}ÊÌ?iÊ??ÃÌÊÀi?>LiÊV???iVÌ???ÃÊ «?ÃÃ?LiÊ??Ê ÜiÌÊi?Û?À???i?Ìð ,ii?̏iÃÃÊÌiÃÌ??}°Ê1?V??«À???Ã??}ʵÕ>?ÌÞ°Ê ?`Ê>ÊÜ?À`Ü?`iÊÀi«ÕÌ>Ì???Êv?ÀÊ?ÕÌÃÌ>?`??}Ê`i?ÛiÀÞÊ >?`ÊÃiÀÛ?Vi°Ê7?Ì?Ê`i«i?`>L??ÌÞÊ>ÌÊiÛiÀÞʏiÛi]Ê?̽ÃÊ ??ÊÜ??`iÀÊÃ?Ê?>?ÞÊ?>ÛiÊV??iÊÌ?ÊÌÀÕÃÌÊÌ?iÊ?À?}??>° /?ÊÀii\Ê£ÊnnnÊÓ{xÊ££ä{ÊÊÊUÊÊÊ?ÌiÀ?>Ì???>\ʳ{xÊÇÈ£ÎÊÓäääÊÊÊUÊÊÊÜÜÜ°ÃÕLV???°V??

Visit & Click No. 217

Kongsberg Wins $6.7M Contract

Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc.,

Lynnwood, Wash., won an estimated $6.7m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quanti- ty, firm-fixed price, performance-based contract to provide Multibeam Sonar

Systems (MBSS) for permanent installa- tion aboard T-AGS 60 class survey ves- sels operated by the Naval

Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). The contract includes option periods, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to an estimated $29.5m.

MTR#2 (1-16).qxd 2/23/2006 4:12 PM Page 9

Marine Technology

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.