National Academies Press: OpenBook

Options for Scientific Ocean Drilling (1982)

Chapter:Further Considerations

« Previous: Program Options
Suggested Citation:"Further Considerations." National Research Council. 1982. Options for Scientific Ocean Drilling. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18523.

Below is the uncorrected machine-read text of this chapter, intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text of each book. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

13 FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS Although deeper penetration and operation in higher latitudes and/or sea states with a corresponding explosion in fundamental knowledge of crustal processes are the prime factors, several other arguments add strength to the rationale for continued scientific ocean drilling and to the preference for moving up to Explorer. These are: 1) The universal approval of the proposed program by so many independent groups, ranging from panels of prominent earth scientists (e.g., the Giletti Committee) to one comprising leaders from many disciplines (e.g., NSF's "Blue Ribbon Panel"). 2) The ever-increasing number of interested personnel. Many young investigators are involved—witness the composition of the COSOD meeting in Austin in November 1981. This was a meeting of "proponents" of drilling, more than half of whom have yet to sail on Challenger or be directly involved in DSDP analyses, but all of whom realize the scientific and training potential of the problems Explorer could attack. 3) The opportunity to train students. The Challenger program has translated directly into educational opportunities both at sea and in the sample analyses that have eventuated into numerous important doctoral dissertations. When fully outfitted, Explorer would be in truth a floating laboratory, with instruments equivalent to those in our best marine geology laboratories. And with her larger accommodations, more students could participate directly, at sea as well as ashore. 4) International aspects. The contributions to international cooperation have been substantial and perhaps not sufficiently publicized.

Next: Conclusions and Recommendations »
Options for Scientific Ocean Drilling Get This Book
MyNAP members save 10% online.
Login or Register to save!
Download Free PDF
  1. ×

    Welcome to OpenBook!

    You're looking at OpenBook,'s online reading room since 1999. Based on feedback from you, our users, we've made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website.

    Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features?

    No Thanks Take a Tour »
  2. ×

    Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name.

    « Back Next »
  3. ×

    ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one.

    « Back Next »
  4. ×

    Jump up to the previous page or down to the next one. Also, you can type in a page number and press Enter to go directly to that page in the book.

    « Back Next »
  5. ×

    To search the entire text of this book, type in your search term here and press Enter.

    « Back Next »
  6. ×

    Share a link to this book page on your preferred social network or via email.

    « Back Next »
  7. ×

    View our suggested citation for this chapter.

    « Back Next »
  8. ×

    Ready to take your reading offline? Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available.

    « Back Next »
Stay Connected!