During recent years, large-scale investigations into global climate change and other highly visible issues have taken the lion's share of declining research funds. At the same time, funding for basic research in such core disciplines as physical oceanography, biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, and marine geology has dwindled.
Global Ocean Science examines how the largest U.S. ocean research programs, such as the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), have significantly contributed to our understanding of the oceans. The book examines the impact of these programs on research, education, and collegiality within this diverse scientific community and offers recommendations to help ensure a vital future for ocean science, including:
This practical book will be welcomed by ocean investigators, users of oceanographic research findings, policymakers, administrators, educators, and students.
Table of Contents
|2 The Role of Major Oceanographic Programs||17-36|
|3 Enhancing Coordination and Information Sharing||37-47|
|4 Accomplishments, Impacts, and Legacies||48-70|
|5 Gaps and Follow-On Activities||71-82|
|6 Program Planning, Structure, and Organization||83-95|
|7 Lessons for the Future: The Role of the National Science Foundation||96-102|
|8 Cited References||103-106|
|Appendix A: Committe Biographies||107-111|
|Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations||112-115|
|Appendix C: Background Questionnaire||116-119|
|Appendix D: Scientific Steering Committee Perspectives Questionnaire||120-125|
|Appendix E: Website Questionnaire||126-127|
|Appendix F: Summary Budget Data||128-136|
|Appendix G: National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Studies||137-143|
|Appendix H: Major U.S. Oceanographic Research Programs: Major Publications||144-149|
|Appendix I: Major U.S. Oceanographic Research Programs: Textbook References||150-151|
|Appendix J: Selected Responses to World Wide Web and Scientific Steering Committee Questionnaires||152-158|
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