Sustained UK marine observations. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?

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Abstract

This introduction traces the earliest interaction of ancient humans with their marine environment, through marine explorations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to the development of early marine science in the Enlightenment. This sets the scene for how marine observations developed in the modern era and explains the status of today's marine observation networks. The paper concludes with an assessment of the future needs and constraints of sustained marine observation networks and suggests the lessons from a long history might be the key to the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20130332
Number of pages15
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume372
Issue number2025
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Data
  • Historical
  • Long term
  • Marine
  • Measurements
  • UK

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