The Fourth International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education was held 22–26 July 1996 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Conference attendees included 125 educators, meteorologists, oceanographers, and government officials representing 19 nations. The themes of the conference were the roles of meteorology and oceanography in science education and the benefits derived from improved environmental awareness and scientific literacy, particularly weather awareness, meteorological literacy, and understanding of the ocean. Formal presentations, workshops, poster sessions, and demonstrations provided information on programs for teacher enhancement, computer-aided instruction, and classroom access to real-time weather information through the World Wide Web.
*Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
+Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
#College of Geosciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.