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2009, Oceanography 22(2):20–24, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.33

How the Oceanographic Community Created a National Oceanographic Partnership Program

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James D. Watkins | Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, Washington, DC, USA

Terrence R. Schaff | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Richard W. Spinrad | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA


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On this tenth anniversary of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, and as our nation embarks on a broad set of critical societal initiatives, it is valuable to review the accomplishments of the program, and reflect on conceptual origins of the ocean partnership idea and the process by which the program was conceived and established. Although the specific recommendations for establishment of a new program and coordinating mechanisms are contained in several reports discussed below, the conceptual underpinnings originate in a number of earlier activities.


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Watkins, J.D., T.R. Schaff, and R.W. Spinrad. 2009. How the oceanographic community created a National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Oceanography 22(2):20–24, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.33.



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