Jumars Quoted in ScienceInsider Article on Future of Ocean Science

University of Maine marine scientist Pete Jumars was quoted in a ScienceInsider article about a report on the future of ocean research that was recently released by a National Research Council (NRC) panel. The report calls for cutting spending on major ocean infrastructure, such as new ships and fixed seafloor observatories, in order to increase available funding for research, which has been on the decline, the article states. Jumars said bolting expensive equipment in specific places makes less sense now than in the past, due to advances in technology and especially “at a time when oceanographic processes are undergoing tremendous, rapid, climatic spatial shifts.”