Information Systems and Scientometric Study in Chemical Oceanography

  • Parina Hassanaly
  • Henri Dou
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)


The structure of the scientific information in Marine Chemistry or Chemical Oceanography has been examined, using sample data obtained from Chemical Abstracts. It appears clearly, that these two fields are too isolated, and still too far from the fundamental concerns of other chemists. In the next future, it will be very important to establish various set of standards able to be used in online information retrieval. Among these, the geographical location as Longitude and latitude, and description of the analytical methods used, are the more important. It will be also very useful 1, to use all the capabilities of computer exchanges, to create on an host computer, a databank of characteristic spectra, chromatograms, etc… in this way, all laboratories will have access to the same data, and will be able to use them with their inhouse computer, not only to obtain a paper chart, but to compare, recalibrate, add, substract… these standards from their own results. In this way, the scientific publications in the field of marine sciences, will become really interactive. This will give, by comparison with other areas of science, a definitive advantage to Chemical Oceanography.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parina Hassanaly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Henri Dou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Organique AUA 126 CNRSFrance
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche RétrospectiveUniversité Aix Marseille IIIMarseille Cédex 13France

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