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An Ocean Explorer AUV is recovered during a sea trial. Photo credit: NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE).

Regulation

Satellites and mobile phones, built on international standards, help the world get connected. But the communications technology we use on land does not work well underwater. Since water covers over 70 percent of the earth's surface, NATO has sponsored research into establishing the first ever digital underwater communications standard.

Called JANUS, the new standard is recognized by all NATO Allies, beginning in 24 March 2017. Learn more by watching the video.

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