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Author Fifty Years of Ocean Discovery (Symposium) (1998 : Washington, D.C.), author

Title 50 years of ocean discovery : National Science Foundation 1950--2000 / Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (vi, 270 pages, 8 pages of plates)) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Landmark Achievements of Ocean Sciences -- Creating Institutions to Make Scientific Discoveries Possible -- Large and Small Science Programs: A Delicate Balance -- Ocean Sciences Today and Tomorrow
Summary This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics describe in the book how the discoveries were made possible by combinations of insightful individuals, new technology, and in some cases, serendipity. In addition to describing the advance of ocean science, the book examines the institutional structures and technology that made the advances possible and presents visions of the field's future. This book is the first-ever documentation of the history of NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences, how the structure of the division evolved to its present form, and the individuals who have been responsible for ocean sciences at NSF as "rotators" and career staff over the past 50 years
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This report was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor
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Subject National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Ocean Sciences -- Congresses.
National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Ocean Sciences.
Oceanography -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Oceanography -- history.
Research -- history.
History, 20th Century.
United States Government Agencies.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Technical reports.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board, author
ISBN 0585180377
Other Titles Fifty years of ocean discovery