Science and technology have been an integral part of the Navy for the past 70 years. The period from 1960 to the 1980s was an important time in the history of oceanography and underwater acoustics in the Navy. Understanding the ocean and development of new sensing and observational technologies remain as important today as they did for many decades. In his presentation titled, “The Ocean, the Navy ad challenging career and technical opportunities” former deputy Oceanographer of the Navy, Robert S. Winokur will discuss Navy careers and the opportunity to work on key real-world challenges. Winokur also served as the Assistant Administrator of the National Environmental Satellite Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Winokur’s talk, scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 5 PM in GLRC 202, will provide an opportunity to discuss how civilians support the Navy, the importance of oceanography and science and technology for future naval capabilities, and a perspective from a career that included underwater acoustics and naval oceanography, environmental satellites, and ocean policy.
Winokur’s visit to campus is sponsored by the SENSE Enterprise, the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics, and the Great Lakes Research Center.