Ducklow, H. W. The College of William and Mary School of Marine Science,

I offer a personal view of cooperation with overseas colleagues in oceanography, based on my experiences working on a variety of projects over the past 15 years. These include work in the Loch Ewe, Scotland mesocosm facility with Peter Williams, Duncan Purdie and John Davies; a cruise aboard the RRS Charles Darwin in the Indian Ocean with Nick Owens, Peter Burkill and Fawzi Mantoura; and extensive work on ecosystem modeling with Mike Fasham and Temel Oguz. Just one of these projects, which have all resulted in key publications, was accomplished with explicit grant support. More recently the international JGOFS program has been carried out almost entirely with nationally-based funding which provides little scope for collaborative work. Especially in its synthesis phase, JGOFS and similar programs would benefit from more flexible and cosmopolitan funding opportunities, but as previously, the most fruitful projects seem to arise at the grassroots level with bootlegged funding.
Day: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: 02:00 - 02:30pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
Code: TS01TU0200E