Oceanographic survey vessels: A security necessity?
With investment into new, multi-role naval vessels and submarines increasing worldwide, and projections on the Blue Economy suggesting its worth at $2.4 trillion per year, now is an opportune moment to reflect on the utility of oceanographic survey vessels and other surveying capabilities.
Moreover, as the international community looks to develop policy frameworks that deal with mass ecological degradation and the threat of climate change, it is vital that we begin to improve our knowledge of the ocean floor.
Ahead of this year's OSV conference, Defence IQ is asking the community to offer their opinions on to the extent of interest in reseach vessels of this kind - and what investment can mean for national security.
Simply fill in the questions in the survey link below to get started...