• NOAA SAB Meets on Ocean Zoning in the Gulf of Mexico

    The Science Advisory Board of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the only Federal Advisory Committee advising NOAA on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. The NOAA SAB will meet on July 20, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 21, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  The meeting will be held both days at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Education/Conservation Bldg., Room 1003-1004, Sarasota, Florida, Phone: 941-359-5700.  This meeting is open to the public, and public comments will be accepted. 

    The current meeting agenda is available online at http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html. The agenda includes SAB discussion of “Strategies for Regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning–engaging other Federal and State partners, with the Gulf of Mexico as an example.”

     Other topics to be discussed include:

    ●  NOAA activities in response to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico 

    ●  Grand Scientific Challenges: Results From the NOAA Science Workshop

     ●  NOAA Strategic Energy Review

     ●  SAB comments to the NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan

     ●  SAB discussion on the current and future operation of its working groups

     ●  Regional response to an ecological disaster-integrating Federal, State, academia and NGO science capabilities within a regional framework

     ●  Regional Engagement in the Gulf of Mexico–applying regional education, outreach and extension capabilities around a unified science message

     ●  Updates from SAB Standing Working Groups.

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