Oceanic Society develops clearinghouse


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Progress in marine biology and oceanography has always depended upon the availability of vessels. To help collect information about the world's oceans and to lower the cost of such research, the Oceanic Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to protection of the marine environment, has developed a clearinghouse. Its purpose is to bring together information on scientists and their requirements for the collection of marine data and yachtsmen willing to make their vessels available as research platforms. Examples of clearinghouse projects already accomplished or currently in progress include marine mammal observations, marine pollution monitoring, fish-invertebrate-shell collecting, fish tagging, temperature and salinity sampling, meteorological observations, and underwater communications research.