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May 2011 Issue

25 Years Ago
1986.
Cellular radio was spreading across major U.S. cities and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico, where it was expected to shape communications in the oil and gas marketplace. ... Remotely operated vehicles and submersibles were used in a U.S. Navy-directed search for debris from the space shuttle Challenger. ... The first tanker-based crude oil processing, storage and loading facility was to be deployed in West African waters. ... Improved shore-to-vessel telecommunications—including data transmission, direct voice contact or telex—made it easier to provide medical advice and treatment to those onboard, a company executive said.

15 Years Ago
1996.
Vice President Al Gore and Transportation Secretary Federico Peña unveiled a global positioning system "for civilian and commercial use." ... In a joint effort with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed the first plans to help rebuild the population of endangered and threatened sea turtles in the U.S. Pacific. ... The National Marine Fisheries Service was considering the impact of the sonic boom from planned Titan II and Titan IV rocket launches on seals and sea lions near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

10 Years Ago
2001.
The U.S. Navy and The Weather Channel (TWC) signed a memorandum of understanding designed to encourage professional collaboration between the two organizations. It allowed TWC to use climate, weather and ocean data by the Navy. The Navy gained access to graphics used for presentation on meteorological data for use in the fleet. ... Libya scored highest in Robertson Ltd.'s International New Ventures Survey, which determined and ranked countries that are most attractive to international oil companies for new ventures activity. ... NOAA announced the environmental satellite NOAA-16 would replace the six-year-old NOAA-14.



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