Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 05 Issue 01

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Volume 05, No. 1
Pages 78 - 78

SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • President's Report

D. James Baker
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The U.S. Navy Ocean Modeling and Prediction Program, a focus for this issue of Oceanography, is a central element of Navy operations that has important implications for the broad international community interested in environmental assessment, monitoring, and prediction. The Navy has played a key role in the development of ocean sciences research and facilities in the United States and in applying research to improve ocean understanding and predictions. The U.S. Department of Defense is being cut back in funding as the nation reorders its priorities. It is important both to recognize the Navy’s role and to look toward the future challenges for the community that will require the help of the Navy.


Baker, D.J. 1992. Society soundings: President’s report. Oceanography 5(1):78, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.39.