1983 - 1986
As Sea Technology magazine celebrates its 50th year, we take a look
back at major events in the oceanographic industry and the world.
Legislation was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives to create a National
Ocean Policy Commission.
A U.S. House subcommittee voted to refund the National
Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere.
(Photo Credit: U.S. House of Representatives)
Sally Ride became the frst American woman in space,
aboard the shuttle Challenger. (Photo Credit: NASA)
• Hon. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. - Compass Distinguished Achievement Award
• Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Compass Industrial Award
• Dr. A.R. Bayoumi, Egypt; Admiral Yohay Ben Nun, Israel - Compass International Award
• Marine Board, National Academy of Engineering - National Ocean Industries Association
(NOIA) Safety in Seas Award
The National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges was formed.
Philip J. Burguieres of Cameron Iron Works Inc. was elected chairman of the
board of directors of NOIA.
Sea Technology profled the third administrator of NOAA, Dr. John V. Byrne.
(Photo Credit: NOAA)
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Congress proclaimed 1984 the Year of the Ocean to
heighten public awareness, spark curiosity and debate, and encourage all Americans to
participate in crucial decisions. Sea Technology founder, Charles H. Bussmann, played an
integral role in encouraging the proclamation.
• Dr. Jerome Namias - Compass Distinguished Achievement Award
• International Submarine Engineering Ltd. - Compass Industrial Award
• Japan Marine Science & Technology Center - Compass International Award
• International Association of Drilling Contractors - NOIA Safety in Seas Award
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