Accession Number : AD0670466

Title :   PROCEEDINGS OF THE LONG-RANGE POLAR OBJECTIVES CONFERENCE, EASTON, MARYLAND, 4-6 MARCH 1968.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 01 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : As a means of identifying the polar objectives of those agencies having economic and scientific responsibilities, approximately 100 persons attended the Department of Transportation 'Long-Range Polar Objectives Conference' at Easton, Maryland, on 4, 5 and 6 March 1968. The conference was opened by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, the Honorable Alan S. Boyd. Selected speakers addressed the conference, high-lighting the breadth of interest in the polar regions and stressing the common dependence on and need for transportation. The heart of the conference consisted of six-working sessions, each under the chairmanship of a carefully selected polar expert. Participating in each session were persons representing a broad cross-section of polar interests. By means of informal discussions, producing a catalytic effect, a first estimate of the collective economic and scientific polar objectives was brought to light. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARCTIC REGIONS, SYMPOSIA), PREDICTIONS, HISTORY, COSTS, ECONOMICS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), MINERALS, CLIMATE, ARCTIC OCEAN, ALASKA, NATURAL RESOURCES, ANTARCTIC REGIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE