At the request of ONR Code 11250A, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Dr. James
F. Lynch) convened a workshop to bring together a group of acoustic and ocean modelers to review
1. the state of development and the need for three-dimensional numerical acoustic research
propagation and scattering models;
2. the interfacing of acoustic models with available oceanographic data and ocean model outputs.
The workshop was hosted by the Institute for Naval Oceanography (Dr. Ching-Sang Chiu) at Long
Beach, MS on July 7-8, 1988. This report summarizes the research presentations and the recommendations
made by the group. The workshop was an initial attempt to promote the interaction
between the ocean and acoustic modeling communities. This interaction between the communities
is essential to the development of truly interactive basic research acoustic and ocean models. We
anticipate more workshops of such nature to be held in the future. The findings and recommendations
generated by these workshops are expected to have a strong impact on the direction of future
three-dimensional modeling research in both acoustics and oceanography .