Deep Sea Drilling Project/Ocean Drilling Program (DSDP/ODP) (Geophysics and Oceanography): Oral history interviews, 1992-1994.


American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase II: Space Science and Geophysics. Deep Sea Drilling Project/Ocean Drilling Program (DSDP/ODP) (Geophysics and Oceanography): Oral history interviews, 1992-1994.

Deep Sea Drilling Project/Ocean Drilling Program (DSDP/ODP) (Geophysics and Oceanography): Oral history interviews, 1992-1994.

Research is conducted in a series of "legs," the ship's track along a selected path. The AIP Study focused on the origins of DSDP; Leg 85, which was a classic stratigraphic-palaeoceanographic program; and Leg 133, which explored Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S groups by the National Science Foundation or other U.S. funding agencies; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Principal Investigators, science management offices, consortia headquarters, advisory groups, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in geophysics and oceanography. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) on the origins of DSDP were conducted with: Dartmouth College: Charles Drake; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Marcus Langseth; National Science Foundation: William Benson; Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Willaim Nierenberg; Cambridge University: Tjeerd van Andel; University of Texas at Austin: Arthur Maxwell; University of Southern California: Robert Douglas. Interviews on Leg 133 were conducted with: Australian National University: Frank Peerdeman; Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia: Peter Davies, Christopher Pigram, Philip Symonds; Geological Institute, ETH-Center, Zurich: Judith McKenzie; Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A and M Research Foundation: Amanda Palmer-Julson, Eugene Pollard; Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami: Peter Swart; University of Edinburgh: Dick Kroon. Interviews on Leg 85 were conducted with: University of New Brunswick: Larry Mayer; U. S. Geological Survey: John Barron. Institutions involved in JOIDES include: National Science Foundation; JOI, Inc.; JOIDES American member institutions: Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; University of Hawaii; University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; Oregon State University; University of Rhode Island; Texas A&M University; University of Texas at Austin; University of Washington; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and JOIDES international participants from the Canada-Australia Consortium, the European Science Foundation, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Other institutions involved in Leg 85: University of Bordeaux, France; University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; City of London Polytechnic, United Kingdom; Hawaii Institute of Geophysics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Oregon State University; University of Rhode Island; Ruhr-Universitäet Bochum, W. Germany; United States Geological Survey; The University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; Yamagata University, Japan. Other institutions involved in Leg 133: University of British Columbia, Canada; British Geological Survey; Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (formerly Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory); University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute of Geology, United Kingdom; University of Hawaii; I.A.G.M. University Granada-C.S.I.C., Spain; Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie, W. Germany; Institut für Paläontologie, W. Germany; Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, China; Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan; Laboratoire de Sédimentologie, Université Claude Bernard, France; Ocean Drilling Program, Université de Provence, Centre de Séd. et Paléontologie, France; Rice University; University of Rhode Island; Florida State University.

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