This research report presents the results of SDCs National Data Program for the Marine Environment study. The report was prepared with the assistance of a marine science ad- visory panel from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Federal agencies data management advisory panel. Information on the data activities of 6 Federal depart- ments, 16 Federal marine agencies, 25 marine data service centers, state and local agencies, private industry and the public are presented. Eighty-five data bases, 58 products and preliminary, 10-year technical development plans for 17 marine data service centers are specifically detailed. Also included in the report are the results of more than 700 in-depth interviews with the principal members of the United States marine community. SDCs analysis of the needs of marine data users; a description and evaluation of the importance of each data type and product; an analysis of the effectiveness and a determination of the upgrading requirements of marine data service centers; an analysis of the marine data management functions and the potential impact of new technology on these functions; and the preparation and justification for a National Data Program for the Marine Environment. This Program includes 10-year technical development plans for the marine data service centers and recommendations for improvements in coordination and information exchange; new data service activities and new products.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Co-sponsors-Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury, NASA, AEC, DOD-Army, DOD-Navy, Dept. of Interior, NSF, Dept of Health, Education and Welfare Document Data: Phase I - Volume I, No. AD-673992, 361Pp, 1 June 1968, 44 Fig; Volume II, No AD-673993, 77Pp, 1 June 1968, 10 Fig; Phase II - Volume I, No. AD-699125, 601Pp, 31 July 1969; Volume II, No. AD-699126, 224Pp, 31 July 1969, 69 Fig.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Development Corporation

    2500 Colorado Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA  United States 

    National Council on Marine Resources and Eng Dev

    Executive Office Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20506
  • Authors:
    • Singleton, James
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TM-4023, N0001467-C-00559
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2003 12:00AM