Accession Number:

ADA200058

Title:

Implementation of Assessment of Polar Biomedical Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Oct 1983-14 Apr 1985

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Today, the world is becoming increasing aware of the strategic, commercial, and political importance of the polar regions. The United Nations and many previously uninvolved second and third world countries are giving greater attention to Antarctica the World Health Organization continues its special concern with issues and problems of arctic circumpolar health and the United States recently enacted an Arctic Research and Policy Act and prepared an Arctic Research Plan, and continues its active participation in antarctic research and policy as well. The Polar Research Board PRB of the National Research Councils Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources established an ad hoc Committee on Polar Biomedical Research in 1980 to review and report on research needs as part of a broader PRB effort to develop a strategy for polar research over the coming decade or so. The committee published its findings and recommendations in fall 1982 this appendix to the committees initial report further considers U.S. polar biomedical research needs--particularly for more effective coordination of data collection and data access, and the stimulation of careers in polar biomedical research.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE