ERIC Number: ED261896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
MABAHISS/John Murray 50th Anniversary: Marine Science of the North West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Waters. Report of a Symposium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the MABAHISS/John Murray Expedition (1933/34) (Alexandria, Egypt, September 3-7, 1983). Unesco Reports in Marine Science, No. 31.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
An international symposium was convened to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Murray Expedition to the Indian Ocean on board the Egyptian research vessel Mabahiss (1933-1934). This report describes the symposium and provides abstracts and syntheses of the papers presented in the various marine scientific disciplines covering the areas of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the adjacent gulfs and seas. Within the framework of the symposium, roundtable discussions were organized to identify gaps in marine scientific knowledge in these areas and to recommend future cooperative research to fill these gaps. These discussions (which focused on geology and geophysics, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, pollution, biological oceanography and fisheries, and interdisciplinary studies) led to a series of recommendations which identified research needs in interdisciplinary areas as well as in the major disciplinary fields within marine science. Details of these recommendations are given. List of participants, symposium program, opening speeches, abstracts of the papers presented, and other documentation are provided in 14 appendices. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Geology, Geophysics, Higher Education, International Programs, Natural Resources, Oceanography, Pollution, Scientific Research
Division of Marine Sciences, UNESCO, place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France. (Requests for copies should be on letterhead stationery, if possible.)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Egypt