I. Small- and Local-Scale Oceanography.- 1 Molecular Processes in the Marine Environment.- 2 The Structure of Planktonic Communities.- 3 Oceanic Fine- and Microstructure.- 4 Experiments with Free-Swimming Fish.- 5 Coastal Dynamics, Mixing, and Fronts.- 6 Shoreline Research.- 7 The Ocean Nearby: Environmental Problems and Public Policy in the Next Fifty Years.- II. Regional-Scale Oceanography.- 8 Acoustics and Ocean Dynamics.- 9 Oceanic Biology: Lost in Space?.- 10 Eddies and the General Circulation.- 11 Radioactive Tracers in the Sea.- 12 Fisheries and Productivity Studies.- 13 The Impact of Oceanography on the Military and Security Uses of the Ocean.- III. Global-Scale Oceanography.- 14 Large Scale Geochemistry.- 15 General Circulation of the Oceans.- 16 Remote Sensing of the Oceans from Space.- 17 United States Distant-Water Oceanography in the New Ocean Regime.- IV. The Human Scale.- 18 Changing Global Biogeochemistry.- 19 Innovative Ocean Energy Systems: Prospects and Problems.- 20 Aquaculture: Potential Development.- 21 Technology and Communications: New Devices and Concepts for Ocean Measurements.- 22 Institutional and Educational Challenges.
Oceanography: The Present and Future is the proceedings of a sym posium held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on September 29-0ctober 2, 1980 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institution. The symposium was immediately preceded by the Third International Congress on the History of Oceanography, also held at Woods Hole, and the proceedings of that Congress, Oceanography: The Past, also published by Springer-Verlag, forms a companion volume to this book. The editorial responsibilities were handled by Ms. Kate Eldred, who worked extraordinarily hard on this volume, while the scientific editing was performed by Dr. Peter G. Brewer. The organizing committee of scientists charged with responsibility for the symposium was: Dr. Peter G. Brewer, chemistry; Dr. Arthur E. Maxwell, geology and geophysics; Dr. Robert W. Morse, marine policy; Dr. David A. Ross, marine policy and marine geology; Dr. Peter B. Rhines, physical oceanography; Dr. John A. Teal, marine biology; and Dr. Robert Spindel, ocean engineering. They were faced at the outset with the problem that science proceeds with intense effort and competition within a disciplinary peer group but that, particularly in ocean science, the results of this work often have com pletely unforseen and important consequences in a totally unrelated area.
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