Submarine Scientific Research. The navy has long supported a wide range of research in such sciences as oceanography, acoustics, and other areas vital to submarine operation. Nuclear Submarines at Work: Exploring the Submarine Environment
Nuclear Submarines in Exploration. Nuclear-powered submarines have enabled scientists to collect data not only from the ocean depths but also from remote and otherwise inaccessible regions of the earth.


The Navy funds a good deal of research on the physics and chemistry of seawater, underwater acoustics, and other aspects of the submarine environment. Exploring the geography of the undersea world is another important priority. Nuclear-powered submarines can conduct a wide range of oceanographic research and undersea exploration in addition to their military missions.

Such links between military interests, exploration, and scientific research have a long history in the United States. The Navy, in particular, has played a major role in oceanographic research and exploration since the early years of the nineteenth century.

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Acoustic Workstation. Listen to underwater sounds that a sonar operator might detect.


The Navy funds a good deal of research on the physics and chemistry of seawater, underwater acoustics, and other aspects of the submarine environment. Exploring the geography of the undersea world is another important priority. Nuclear-powered submarines can conduct a wide range of oceanographic research and undersea exploration in addition to their military missions.

submarines can conduct a wide range of oceanographic research and undersea exploration in addition to their military missions.

Such links between military interests, exploration, and scientific research have a long history in the United States. The Navy, in particular, has played a major role in oceanographic research and exploration since the early years of the nineteenth century.