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Conference Fifty Years of Ocean Discovery (Symposium) (1998 : Washington, D.C.), author.

Title 50 years of ocean discovery : National Science Foundation 1950--2000 / Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2000]

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (vi, 270 pages, 8 pages of plates)) : illustrations, portraits
Note Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics describe in the book how the discoveries were made possible by combinations of insightful individuals, new technology, and in some cases, serendipity. In addition to describing the advance of ocean science, the book examines the institutional structures and technology that made the advances possible and presents visions of the field's future. This book is the first-ever documentation of the history of NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences, how the structure of the division evolved to its present form, and the individuals who have been responsible for ocean sciences at NSF as "rotators" and career staff over the past 50 years.
Funding This report was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.
Contents Landmark Achievements of Ocean Sciences -- Creating Institutions to Make Scientific Discoveries Possible -- Large and Small Science Programs: A Delicate Balance -- Ocean Sciences Today and Tomorrow.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Ocean Sciences -- Congresses.
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Division of Ocean Sciences.
National Science Foundation. Division of Ocean Sciences -- Congresses.
National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Ocean Sciences.
Oceanography -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Oceanography -- history.
Research -- history.
History, 20th Century.
United States Government Agencies.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board, author.
Added Title Fifty years of ocean discovery
Other Form: Print version: 50 years of ocean discovery. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2000 0309063981 (DLC) 99067879 (OCoLC)44720896
ISBN 0585180377
9780309063982 (print)
0309063981 (print)