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Center for the Analysis of Marine Systems (CAMS) records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-23

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes information on the Center, correspondence and memos, project files, reports, advisory committee meeting minutes, and funding files.


  • 1979-1987

Language of Materials

The records are in



Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

In 1981, the Center for the Analysis of Marine Systems (CAMS) was established at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. An international research center, CAMS was created as an interdisciplinary “think tank” to meet several needs of modern oceanography – the need for more theoretical studies and numerical modeling; for cross-disciplinary collaboration; and for a haven that would give new ideas, too risky or too interdisciplinary for traditional funding agencies, a chance to take root. It was located on the second floor of Fenno House and supported by private sources.


4 boxes (2 linear feet)


This collection consists of the records of the Center for the Analysis of Marine Systems (CAMS) from 1979-1987


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

It is not known when the archives acquired the collection.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed in 2004 by Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth.

A Guide to the Center for the Analysis of Marine Systems (CAMS) records, 1979-1987
Beverly Woods and Marisa Hudspeth
January 8, 2004
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Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository