Manned Submersibles for Research

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Science  06 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3797, pp. 84-95
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3797.84


The past decade has seen the development of small submersibles as a new and effective tool of geology, acoustics, marine biology, and physical oceanography. As with all tools, it has special capabilities and limitations. The methods of use and the needed engineering improvements are being identified. Scientists, engineers, government, and industry are responding so that advances toward both less-expensive simple vehicles and high-performance complex vehicles are proceeding.