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MEDOC

Mediterranean Deep Ocean Convection

MERL

Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory

MG&G

marine geology and geophysics

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MODE

Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment

MPE

Division of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering (NSF)

MPES

Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Division (NSF)

MPS

Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF)


NACOA

National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere

NAML

National Association of Marine Laboratories

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASCO

NAS Committee on Oceanography

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCF

National Centers and Facilities (NSF)

NGO

non-governmental organization

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NODC

National Oceanographic Data Center (NOAA)

NOLS

National Oceanographic Laboratory System

NORPAX

North Pacific Experiment

NOSAMS

National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometer

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OAP

Office of Antarctic Programs (NSF)

OCE

Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF)

OCFS

Oceanographic Facilities and Centers (OCE)

ODP

Ocean Drilling Program

OEUVRE

Ocean Ecology: Understanding and Vision for Research

OMD

Ocean Margin Drilling

OMDP

Ocean Margin Drilling Program (NSF)

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OOFS

Office for Oceanographic Facilities and Support (NSF)

OPP

Office of Polar Programs (NSF)

OSOD

Office of Scientific Ocean Drilling (NSF)

OSRS

Ocean Sciences Research Section (OCE)

OT

Oceanographic Technology

OTA

Office of Technology Assessment

OTIC

Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (NSF)


PDR

precision depth recorder

PEQUOD

Pacific Equatorial Ocean Dynamics Experiment

PI

principal investigator

POLYMODE

U.S.-Soviet follow-on to MODE

PRIMA

Pollutant Responses In Marine Animals

PSAC

President's Science Advisory Committee


RIDGE

Ridge Inter-Disciplinary Global Experiments

RISE

Rivera Submersible Experiments

RITA

Rivera and TAmayo (French phase of East Pacific Rise explorations)

ROV

remotely-operated vehicle

RVOC

Research Vessels Operators' Committee



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