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Year 2000 challenges for marine science training and education worldwide
(1989). Year 2000 challenges for marine science training and education worldwide. UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 52. UNESCO: Paris. 76 + annexes 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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Keywords
    Marine sciences; Training programmes; Marine

Abstract
    In a survey preparing for the workshop on future marine science training and education, prospective participants returned responses to six theme questions. These responses summarized the views of nearly 400 people worldwide. The synthesis of these summary responses, presented in the report, reflects, besides a great variety of views, agreement on the needs for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, training and research; for a solid, broad foundation in basic sciences; and for regard to the cultural context, especially in countries with limited marine science capabilities. Working group discussions in (i) research; (ii) industrializing coastal states, especially small islands; (iii) economic and social potentials; (iv) sustainable development and management; (v) data management and information acquisition; and (vi) continuing education and retraining. Recommended guidelines concern specialist training as well as general marine science education, and cooperative assistance to countries with limited marine science capabilities.Three special problem areas were identified: (i) basic knowledge for management of the coastal zone and its resources; (ii) primary and secondary education; and (iii) national, regional and international information networking. Introductory presentations included in the report deal with progress in selected fields, e.g. Ocean and climate, marine biotechnology, remote sensing, and with regional perspectives.

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