New Report Outlines Ocean Research in 2030


Critical Infrastructure for Ocean Research and Societal Needs in 2030, a new report from the National Research Council, identifies 32 major research questions that will drive ocean research in 2030 and the key infrastructures -- such as ships, satellites, and global observing systems -- necessary to carry out this research over the next two decades.  Questions include what advances will be made in prediction and mitigation of oil spills and industrial accidents in the ocean; what are the potential impacts on the ocean from geoengineering; and how can understanding and prediction of tsunamis be improved. 


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