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NASA but not NOAA? Funding for Ocean Research in the 1990s

Lowell Weicker
11 pp.
MITSG 90-02

Throughout the Reagan administration, funding for marine research suffered erosion. In this 17th annual Sea Grant Lecture, former Sen. Lowell Weicker of Connecticut says that while space exploration was championed by NASA, ocean research lacks a constituency ready to communicate the priority of the oceans to Congress. Among other examples, Weicker notes the failure of the marine research community to capitalize on anti-pollution sentiment in the wake of recent beach foulings. Weicker says the research community must take the initiative for pushing funding with individual effort and strong communication.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

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