Geophysics and Government: The President's Page


  • Helmut E. Landsberg


Changes in federal administration always bring with them questions of policy shifts affecting the sciences. Scientists have become deeply involved in such policies. They have energetically voiced opinions. The elders in the scientific establishment have almost unanimously advocated expansion in the various disciplines. The geophysical sciences have been no exception. A recent voice in this chorus has been the Commission on Marine Science, Engineering, and Resources. Most of the geophysical work in this country will receive considerable impetus if their recommendations are followed. We hope the new administration will move with foresight.