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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Website Questionnaire." National Research Council. 1999. Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6167.
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Appendix E Website Questionnaire

    I.  

    Are you currently funded by the Ocean Sciences Division of NSF or the Office of Naval Research?

    II.  

    Do you work at a JOI/CORE institution?

    III.  

    Is any portion of your funded research a component of a major ocean program (for example, GLOBEC, JGOFS, WOCE, CoOP, ODP, CLIVAR, RIDGE, MESH)?

    IV.  

    Please describe any involvement you have had with a major ocean program (for example, funded scientist for GLOBEC, steering committee member for JGOFS, etc.).

    V.  

    TOPICS FOR COMMENT:  The questions listed below are asked to provide a platform for you to express your views on various issues related to major oceanographic research programs. Please feel free to respond only to those you feel are most relevant to your program or research.

    General

    A.  

    Have major oceanographic programs led to a demonstrable increase in our understanding of the oceans?

    B.  

    Have major oceanographic programs provided additional facilities or instrumentation (or methods) that you would use in your research?

    Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Website Questionnaire." National Research Council. 1999. Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6167.
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    C.  

    What impact, positive or negative, have major oceanographic programs had on collegiality (defined as the willingness to work together for a common goal) in the oceanographic community?

    Science and Technology

    D.  

    Can you identify some scientific gaps between the present major oceanographic programs?

    E.  

    Were there any scientific objectives which were compromised by infrastructure limitations of the major programs with which you are familiar?

    F.  

    What are the general characteristics of scientific questions or challenges more appropriately addressed by major oceanographic programs than individual efforts?

    G.  

    Are there a series of questions for future research that would be better served by intermediate-size program structures?

    H.  

    List some of the technological limitations facing you in your efforts to reach your research objectives.

    Program Structure and Organization

    I.  

    Which program structures and organizations worked well for the program(s) with which you are most familiar, and should be considered for use as a pattern for future programs?

    J.  

    Are the scientific steering committees (SSC) effective? Is there widespread community involvement in the SSC? Please describe the strengths and weaknesses of having an organizational structure for major oceanographic programs as you understand them.

    K.  

    What, in your opinion, is the best role of agency program managers in ensuring the success of a major oceanographic research program?

    L.  

    What mechanisms would you suggest for paving an easier road for programs that cross traditional discipline boundaries (e.g., ocean biology, chemistry, geology, and/or physics; ocean and atmosphere; ocean and biosphere; ocean and shoreline)?

    M.  

    What mechanisms would you suggest to foster coordination between long lead time mission agencies and groups planning major oceanographic programs?

    N.  

    What kinds of forums should be used to identify gaps between the major oceanographic programs?

    Additional Comments

    O.  

    Please feel free to share any other opinions you feel are relevant to this discussion.

    Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Website Questionnaire." National Research Council. 1999. Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6167.
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    Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Website Questionnaire." National Research Council. 1999. Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6167.
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