ONR Earth physics program '79


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The Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, has provided financial support for research in the earth sciences for many years, mainly by means of a granting program to academic institutions. This was almost the only funding available in the earth sciences when the program began shortly after WW II. The direction of the program became considerably more focused after the National Science Foundation started its granting program. The basic objective of the ONR program has been to support research ‘… both theoretical and empirical, of the physical processes and properties of the solid earth which have potential for significant benefits to future Navy and Marine Corps operations.’