Elected: 1969
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor Ronald Ian Currie CBE FRSE
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The scientific career of Ron Currie, who died in Oban on 19 February 1996 at the age of 67, reflects the development of marine science over the past half-century. On the one hand, the very scale of the oceans makes extensive observations essential to a fundamental scientific understanding, and oceanography is multidisciplinary and international as a consequence. On the other hand, particular systems and processes have to be studied at specific localities suited to the task in hand. Ron played a major role in developing both these approaches and combining the results to produce a balanced view.