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Public Comment Period Now Open for Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision (6/29/18)

May 28, 2019

In recognition of National Ocean Month, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has released a draft report that addresses our oceans for the next decade. The report, Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision, will provide guidance to Federal agencies and non-federal sectors to align resources and expertise, and further build on science and technology that will improve knowledge and stewardship of the ocean. It will also address issues of national and global importance, and inform decision-making to 2028. 

Stakeholder and public comments are welcome and will help the NSTC as they develop the final report. See the Federal Register Notice for additional information on the public comment period: >

For more information and to view the document, you can find it on the NOAA webpage here:


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 Bob Houtman, Division Director (Acting)

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