The View From the Castle: The coastal nations of the world will meet to try carving up the oceans. A chief loser from this could be the marine sciences

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact


Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley discusses the effect that oceanic sovereignty will have on marine science. A United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea began late in the year (1973) to attempt to correct this problem. Ripley briefly explores the differences among scientific and commercial research, the exploitation of underdeveloped countries, and the modes of information exchange needed to rectify some of the problems.


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 1 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


April 1973


  • Marine Biology
  • United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
  • Oceans
  • Castle View
  • Science
  • Fisheries
  • Government policy
  • Marine biology--Research
  • Oceanography
  • Science and state

Physical description

p. 6

Full Record

View Full Record