Science for Technology for Development

An Expanded Programme of Scientific Co-operation in the Commonwealth

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‘One cannot expect economic or social development unless a country has some technology and innovation; There cannot be a healthy programme of applied technological research unless there is some continuing basic research in progress as well.’ - Extracts from the Report.

This is the report of an expert group of scientists established by the Commonwealth Science Council to explore ways and means of promoting an expanded programme of scientific co-operation. Their remit was to examine and identify key issues for expanding cooperative scientific and technological programmes in the Commonwealth, especially in new emerging areas with major significance for the development efforts of member countries in the next 10-20 years.



New Technological Aids

Remote sensing is a technique for acquiring information about objects, areas of phenomena by means of sensors mounted on space craft or aircraft. Although of great value to weather forecasting and other meteorological tasks, especially in the tropics, one aspect, that of meteorological phenomena, is not considered here. For it is a specialised field undertaken mainly by national meteorological services in co-ordination with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).


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