Thursday, September 18, 2003
California Explores the Ocean Goes Online
Landmark textbook about the oceans also now available online Coincides with Scripps Institution of Oceanography's 100th anniversary
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoLandmark textbook about the oceans also now available online
Coincides with Scripps Institution of Oceanography's 100th anniversary
WHAT: California Explores the Ocean, http://ceo.ucsd.edu, has been launched in conjunction with Scripps Institution of Oceanography's centennial celebration. The cooperative project from the Scripps Archives, the UCSD Libraries, and the San Diego Historical Society provides extensive, California-related photos, texts, and oral histories about the oceans. California Explores the Ocean draws on a century of Scripps science and 75 years of San Diego Historical Society collections, as well as resources from UCSD. (Browser version 5.0 or higher recommended.)
Some highlights of California Explores the Ocean:
Also now available is a digital version of the first comprehensive textbook about oceanography, The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology, published in 1942 by Scripps scientists Harald Sverdrup, Richard Fleming, and Martin Johnson. The Oceans can be viewed at the California Digital Library's eScholarship web site: # # #
WHERE: Online at http://ceo.ucsd.edu and http://texts.cdlib.org/escholarship
BACKGROUND: California Explores the Ocean was created to facilitate access to the collections of the Scripps Archives, Scripps/UCSD Libraries, and the San Diego Historical Society for ocean scientists as well as the public. Primary funding for California Explores the Ocean was provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant. The California Digital Library, created in 1976 by the University of California, is one of the largest digital libraries in the world.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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