[MARMAM] Public Briefings-JSOST Ocean Research Priorities-PLEASE DISTRIBUTE

Shelby Walker swalker at usgcrp.gov
Thu Aug 3 05:23:29 PDT 2006


Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States:  Research 
Priorities for the Next Decade

The National Science and Technology Council Joint Subcommittee on 
Ocean Science and Technology is developing Charting the Course for 
Ocean Science in the United States: Research Priorities for the Next 
Decade, a draft document that outlines the national ocean research 
priorities for the United States for the next ten years.

Called for in the U.S. Ocean Action Plan, this draft document, along 
with a follow-on Implementation Strategy, will describe a vision for 
U.S. ocean science and technology, highlight key areas of interaction 
of our society and the ocean, and identify critical ocean research 
priorities for these areas. The draft document is scheduled to be 
released for public comment late summer 2006.

Public briefings on the national ocean research priorities will be 
held during the next few months in the following cities:  Seattle, 
WA; Anchorage, AK;  Miami, FL;  Honolulu, HI;  Baton Rouge, LA; West 
Long Branch, NJ; Chicago, IL; and La Jolla, CA. Town hall meetings 
and panels will also be held at several conferences across the 
country including Oceans 2006, California and the World Ocean '06, 
and the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting.  A developing list 
of public briefings and meetings with venue details is located at:

http://ocean.ceq.gov/about/sup_jsost_orpp_outreach.html

Members from the research community, Industry groups, ocean 
educators, government representatives (federal, state, tribal, and 
local), international representatives, non-governmental 
organizations, and any interested individuals are invited to attend.

For more information, contact:
Shelby E. Walker, JSOST Project Manager
USGCRP/CCSP Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 250, Washington, DC  20006
T:202-419-3464; F:202-223-3064; e-mail:swalker at usgcrp.gov

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Shelby E. Walker, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST)
USGCRP/CCSP Office
1717 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 250
Washington, DC  20006
T:  202-419-3464
F:  202-223-3064
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