ERIC Number: ED210148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Doctoral Scientists in Oceanography.
National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
The purpose of this report was to classify and count doctoral scientists in the United States trained in oceanography and/or working in oceanography. Existing data from three sources (National Research Council's "Survey of Earned Doctorates," and "Survey of Doctorate Recipients," and the Ocean Sciences Board's "U.S. Directory of Marine Scientists"), were used to determine the numbers and training of scientists in various ocean science fields, the number of Ph.D.s per year receiving degrees in various fields of ocean science, current employment of oceanographers, and patterns of mobility by trained persons into and out of the ocean sciences. Data analysis is presented under three major headings called: population of doctoral scientists, their education, and demography. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations made relative to the direct training of doctorates in contemporary ocean science, the role of doctorates not obtained specifically in oceanography, the problem of supply and demand, and institutional arrangements and records. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: College Science, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Marine Biology, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Oceanography, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientists
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
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