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U.S. Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology: Opportunities & Actions Roundtable

May 11, 2022

Dear Colleague, 
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Ocean Policy Committee (OPC) Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) is hosting an Opportunities and Actions Roundtable this Summer. Please see below for event description and instructions on how to participate. 
The U.S. Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (or ‘SOST’) invites the ocean community to share their innovative and novel ideas to advance Federal ocean science and technology priorities. Three cross-cutting priorities are outlined in the recently released Opportunities and Actions report: climate change, resilient ocean S&T infrastructure, and a diverse and inclusive blue workforce, all of which include connections to racial justice and equity.  
This is a broad and open-ended call for ideas that can range from specific events the SOST could organize to broad topics or approaches for new research efforts. Additional examples of ideas include collaboration spaces in which Federal agencies could more actively participate, proposed changes to operational or administrative procedures, or proposed expansions of existing research efforts.  
Submit a short questionnaire: by June 10, 2022 to be considered for a lightening talk at the roundtable event.  If your submission is selected, you will be notified by July 5, 2022 and asked to prepare a 3-minute presentation. All submissions with be distributed to SOST members and interested members may reach out with inquires. The roundtable will be a virtual event and take place on July 19, 2022 at 1PM ET. Everyone is invited to attend this event.  
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
Please note that this is not a call for funding and interested participants would benefit with becoming familiar with the role of the SOST in the Federal ocean science and technology space. The 30 Federal Departments and Agencies who will participate in the Roundtable are listed on the SOST Website. 
For more information, please visit the SOST website:  
To read the full Opportunities and Actions Report:  
Please reach out to with questions. 
Thank you, 
Terry Quinn
Division Director, OCE

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