|Marine sciences in CMEA countries: programme and results of co-operation|
Aksionov, A.A.; Head, Sc (1986). Marine sciences in CMEA countries: programme and results of co-operation. UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 38. UNESCO: Paris. [diff. pag.] pp.
Part of: UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0253-0112, more
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In 1977 the XXV Session of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) adopted a Programme for the Development of Socialist Economic Integration. Later, part of this programme became a programme of co-operation in the field of oceanography. The Co-ordinating Centre created for this purpose developed a series of theoretical and field research projects aimed at enlisting all the Member countries and creating a single international scientific team. During the 15 years of this programme's existence, a structure for joint research has developed. It consists of several Research Directions, such as exploration of the hydrological structure of the World Ocean and interaction processes between the ocean, the atmosphere and the lithosphere; investigation of biological productivity, chemical processes in the ocean; geological history and sedimentation processes and application of submarine research technology to exploration of the sea. Activities included a number of joint expeditions, meetings and publications.Special academic training and upgrading of professional standards are among the tasks of the Co-ordinating Centre and publication of results of joint studies is underway. The organizers feel the experience of co-operation has shown that international experiments (expeditions, studies) is the best way of concentrating efforts and ensuring closer integrating of co-operating socialist countries.