R. L. Duncombe

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Abstract: "There is hardly any field of the natural sciences, pure or applied, which does not or may not profit by international contat and association. Certainly The Institute of Navigation may increase its service by establishing an enlarged international status." Thus spoke J.A. Fleming, President of the International Council of Scientific Unions, on the occasion of the Third Annual Meeting of the Institute of Navigation at Washington, D.C. in 1947. Earlier that same year Admiral Gordon F. McClintock, then President of The Institute of Navigation, had started our Institute on a course of international cooperation by working with Captain G.C. Saul, D.H. Sadler, R.B. Michel, and others to assist in organizing our first sister society, the British Institute of Navigation. At the close of the second World War, the international scientific community was in a shambles. Commenting on the shattered international comminications of that period, T.B. Appelget of the Rockefeller Fooundation said, "If there be any nucleous of internationa goodwill and understanding left in the world, it resides I think in scientific personnel. They will be the first to mend the broken wires of communication and I hope this time all the world will realize, whether we like it or not, we have to live together on a globe which science has made too small for war".
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 18, Number 1
Pages: 110 - 115
Cite this article: Duncombe, R. L., "INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 1971, pp. 110-115.
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