[MARMAM] Fwd: Call for Nominations: NRC Committee on Environmental Science and Assessment for Ocean Energy Management

Lewandowski, Jill jill.lewandowski at boem.gov
Wed Jul 8 06:22:29 PDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board and Board on Earth
Sciences and Resources are soliciting nominations for individuals to serve
on the *Committee on Environmental Science and Assessment for Ocean Energy
Management. *This committee is sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management (BOEM).

BOEM has asked the National Research Council to convene a standing
committee to provide scientifically credible, independent, and objective
perspectives and information on issues of relevance to BOEM’s environmental
assessment and studies programs and to facilitate and support discussions
on those issues. Please see the attached document for the Statement of

*Approximately 15 experts from scientific disciplines relevant to BOEM’s
environmental assessment and studies programs will be appointed for a
1-year term of service. *These disciplines include:

·         *Biology* - ecology and habitat, avian and bat resources, fish
resources, invertebrate resources, benthic resources, threatened and
endangered species and other marine mammals

·         *Oceanography and Atmospheric Science* - currents and eddies,
water chemistry and quality, meteorology and air quality, sea ice, geology

·         *Social Science and Economics* - archaeology, sociology,
economics, cultural resources

·         *Fates and Effects* - sediment disturbance, noise,
electromagnetic fields, oil spills, contaminants and toxicity

·         *Multi-Disciplinary* - climate change, engineering, human health,
modeling, monitoring, protocols and frameworks, policy, mitigation and
remediation, beach nourishment, facilitation of scientific discussion,
application of science to policy.

*Please submit your nominations by* *July 15, 2015* using the following

Include the candidate’s name, affiliation, email address, and area of
expertise, as well as a few sentences about why the nominee is appropriate
for this standing committee. Self-nominations are welcome.

Thank you in advance for your submissions. Although not all nominations
will result in membership on the committee, this process helps ensure that
the committee is drawn from a broad pool of qualified experts.  If you have
any questions about the study or the nomination process, please feel free
to contact Stacee Karras at ckarras at nas.edu or by phone at 202-334-2364.


Deb Glickson

Senior Program Officer

Stacee Karras

Research Associate
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