NSF launches major ocean study


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The first awards in support of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration were recently announced by William D. McElroy, Director of the National Science Foundation. The awards, totaling $3 million, will fund a project to provide information about levels of pollutants and of fission and waste products in the sea, oceanic mixing, and the production of organic matter in the oceans.

Called GEOSECS, (Geochemical Ocean Sections Study) the project is the first major research effort in the IDOE, a multi-nation investigation of oceanic problems that affect man.