Accession Number : ADA092026
Title : University Curricula in the Marine Sciences and Related Fields. Academic Years 1969-70 and 1970-71.
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY ALEXANDRIA VA
Report Date : Jan 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 284
Abstract : This compilation of marine sciences institutions, academic degrees, curricula, teaching and research facilities and teaching faculties is based on information supplied by the institutions in response to questionnaires sent by the Committee on Marine Research, Education and Facilities. Only those institutions which responded to the questionnaire are included. In the title of this document the term 'marine sciences' refers to academic programs in oceanography, marine science and ocean engineering; these program areas place significant emphasis on the oceans. The distinction between 'oceanography' and 'marine science' reflects terms used by the institutions themselves. Generally, 'oceanography' is considered a multi-disciplinary science whereas 'marine science' refers to the marine branch of a particular scientific discipline-i.e., geology, chemistry, biology, etc. The titular term 'related fields' refers to academic programs for training ships' officers and maritime engineers, naval architects, marine (science and engineering) technicians, and applied fisheries scientists and technicians. The omission in this report of degrees in fields other than marine sciences does not in any way imply that a system of training which culminates in a marine sciences degree is superior to that which channels training through the more traditional scientific or engineering disciplines. Students with a primary interest in a classical discipline may wish to investigate its possibilities in relation to ocean-oriented work.
Descriptors : *UNIVERSITIES , *OCEANOGRAPHERS , *OCEANOGRAPHY , EDUCATION , TRAINING , RESEARCH FACILITIES , CAREERS , FISHERIES , DIRECTORIES , MARINE ENGINEERING
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE