Certification for Oceanographic Professionals: A Needs Assessment Study

Deidre Sullivan, Leslie Rosenfeld, Tom Murphree
2007 OCEANS 2007  
The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Acknowledgements The project principal investigators would like to thank all the workshop participants, survey respondents, and interviewees who provided data for this project. We are also grateful to the officers and employees of the many certification programs and professional societies who took the time to meet with us, fill out
more » ... l out questionnaires, and patiently answer our questions. We also want to acknowledge the MATE staff, Jill Zande and Maria Osiadacz, who ably assisted with the workshops and many other tasks; Caroline Brown, who proofread and corrected the draft report; and Judy Anderson, who designed the final report. This study was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Ocean Service and Oceanic & Atmospheric Research) contract number DG133C-06-SE-5009. Cover The background MODIS sea surface temperature image on the cover was adapted from one created by Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab using data provided by NASA. Photos are courtesy of the MATE Center and MBARI (front cover, photo on right).
doi:10.1109/oceans.2007.4449140 fatcat:3g4cr43jwjcb7id2gjvre6nggy