A Royal Australian Navy perspective on operational oceanography

Understanding and exploiting the ocean is key to ensuring the best possible employment of Defence capability in order to protect Australia’s national interests. In the Navy context, operational oceanography is key to ensure the safety of our assets and personnel at sea as well as equipping the war fighter with sufficient information to gain tactical advantage. This seminar will touch on the current employment of operational oceanography by the METOC community within the Royal Australian Navy to fight and win at sea.