Bringing Ocean 'Fringe' Research Into the Mainstream

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Science  10 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5374, pp. 197
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5374.197

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According to experts, broad coastal studies such as the effort to map links between biology and physics in the Chesapeake Bay (see main text) are hampered by the fact that much of the $200 million a year in federal spending on coastal research gets frittered away on rote data collection. But some agencies are forging ahead on their own to give monitoring a better scientific underpinning.