Meeting with the military

*Seeking permission to map ocean bottom

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Pulau Weh - In order to do the project offically it was necessary to seek permission from one of the three governmental agencies with the mandate to collect bathymetric data. The Department of the Interior, Bakosurtanal (mapping agency), or the Indonesian Navy. The meeting with the regional commander of the Navy could not have gone better, he listened to an outline of the project and became very enthusiastic. He offered whatever assistance he could, and asked if TNI (Navy) staff could also participate?