Gulf of Mexico: A Model for the Decade



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Gulf Universities Research Corporation


On October 10, 1968, the National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development, by contract, requested the Gulf Universities Research Corporation (GURC) to provide a report and recommendations for the development of a regional marine program in the Gulf of Mexico to be considered for inclusion as part of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration (IDOE). This report is submitted by GURC in fulfillment of its contract with the Council. Within the pages of this report are to be found recommendations and suggestions for using the Gulf of Mexico as a model ocean for Decade research. The Gulf is significant as a region and important enough, we believe, to warrant a national focus as a pilot study.


70 pages


marine resource development, Gulf of Mexico, oceanography