Making the Oceans accessible to all: How the NSF is furthering the goals of the UN Ocean Decade.
May 19, 2021
The latest issue of ECO magazine contains a multimedia article with the NSF Director of Ocean Science, Dr. Terry Quinn, talking about how NSF is helping to ensure that ocean science is accessible to all. The article is part of a special issue of the magazine highlighting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Each chapter of the magazine has articles on the seven goals of the UN Decade. Dr. Quinn’s article occurs in Chapter 6, An accessible ocean.
Citation: Quinn, T. (2021). Making the Oceans accessible to all. How the US National Science Foundation is furthering the goals of the UN Ocean Decade. ECO Magazine (UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Special Issue), p. 227
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