ERIC Number: ED309946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Year 2000 Challenges for Marine Science Training and Education Worldwide. Unesco Reports in Marine Science No. 52.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
In a survey preparing for the workshop on the future of marine science training and education, prospective participants returned responses to six theme questions. These responses summarized the views of nearly 400 people worldwide. The synthesis of these summary responses, presented in the report, reflected, besides a great variety of views, agreement on the needs for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, training and research; for a solid, broad foundation in basic sciences; and for regard to the cultural context, especially in countries with limited marine science capabilities. Working group discussions during the meeting (Paris, June 6-10, 1988) concerned main issues in: (1) "Research"; (2) "Developing Coastal States with Special Reference to Small Islands"; (3) "Economic and Social Potentials"; (4) "Sustainable Development and Management"; (5) "Data Management and Information Acquisition"; and (6) "Continuing Education and Retraining." Recommended guidelines concern specialist training as well as general marine science education, and cooperative assistance to countries with limited marine science capabilities. Three special problem areas identified were basic knowledge for management of the coastal zone and its resources; education; and networking. Introductory presentations, addresses, recommendations for follow-up, regional perspective reports, reports of demonstration materials, survey results, a list of participants, an acronym list, and a selected bibliography are included in this document. (CW)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Marine Education, Networks, Pollution, Postsecondary Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Surveys, Technology, Workshops
Marine Information Centre, Division of Marine Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
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