Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 08 Issue 01

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Volume 08, No. 1
Pages 11 - 16

Do Marine Scientists Have a Scientific View of the Earth?

Gunther KrauseMatthias Tomczak
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One of the great challenges of marine sciences has always been to integrate the information collected over many decades by the oceanographic community into a global picture of life and water movement in the world ocean. The advent of satellites has assisted us greatly: we are now presented with quasi-synoptic global views of our planet on a daily basis. Developments in computer technology were essential to this change, since without them today’s satellites could neither fly nor transmit oceanographic information.


Krause, G., and M. Tomczak. 1995. Do marine scientists have a scientific view of the Earth? Oceanography 8(1):11–16, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1995.26.