Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 02 Issue 02

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Volume 02, No. 2
Pages 46 - 47


SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • Welcoming Remarks to The Oceanography Society at Its Inaugural Meeting

By David Packard  
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Editor’s Note: The above is a slightly condensed version of Mr. Packard’s opening remarks, delivered on August 28, 1989.

Welcome to the Monterey Bay. I know I am speaking for all of the people in the Monterey Bay area who are interested in ocean science when I tell you how greatly honored and pleased we are to have the Inaugural Meeting of The Oceanography Society here this week. This event has a rather special personal significance for me because, over the past ten years or so, I have become addicted to the vision that within the next few years the Monterey Bay will become one of the major world class centers for ocean science. I base this vision on my realization that the oceans are one of the major remaining frontiers of opportunity.


Packard, D. 1989. Welcoming remarks to The Oceanography Society at its inaugural meeting. Oceanography 2(2):46–47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1989.15.

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