This is a workshop conference that will bring together research scientists and representatives from commercial firms that produce instruments in an attempts to find mechanisms for producing improved sampling and analytical devices for chemical oceanographic studies. The structure of the meeting will be designed to maximize interaction between commercial instrument builders and research scientists and will be very different from a typical scientific meeting. Instead of set-piece descriptions of completed science projects, the oceanographers will be ask to discuss the problems that they face in turning technological developments in other fields into useful devices that can advance knowledge of marine chemistry and chemical oceanography. Similarly, the business representatives will be invited to talk about the problems that they face in producing instruments for the rather small market that is represented by the oceanographic community. After initial presentations that outline the problems and prospects, a large portions of the time will be devoted to informal discussions during which it is hoped that fruitful alliances between research scientists and instrument building businesses will develop.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Application #
9305222
Program Officer
Donald L. Rice
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1993-04-15
Budget End
1994-03-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1993
Total Cost
$14,923
Indirect Cost
Name
Naval Weapons Center Office of Naval Research
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Arlington
State
VA
Country
United States
Zip Code
22217