ERIC Number: ED242544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Ocean Science for the Year 2000. A Report on an Inquiry by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research and the Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
This report, which examines expected major trends in ocean research up to the year 2000, focuses on the most important ocean research problems that should receive particular attention during the next decades, what major advances should be expected and what kinds of research should be encouraged for them to be achieved, and impediments to achieving these advances. Each of these three areas is addressed within the four basic subject areas of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology/geophysics, with interdisciplinary aspects and principal applications (climate, pollution, fisheries, and non-living resources) being covered as appropriate. Findings and conclusions are reported and discussed in six separate chapters dealing with, respectively: (1) the nature of marine science; (2) application and implementation, examining reasons why ocean research merits support from governments and some of the practical problems of strengthening such research; (3) physical oceanography; (4) chemistry of the ocean; (5) life in the ocean; and (6) the ocean floor. Research particularly benefiting joint action among nations, relationship of such research to the interests of developing countries, and evaluation of supporting services and manpower needed to carry out proposed research are noted in the chapters when appropriate. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Climate, Developing Nations, Ecology, Geology, Geophysics, Higher Education, International Programs, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Physics, Research Needs, Scientific Research
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.