• NOAA Seeks Nominations for Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Requests Nominations for the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, specifically on strategies and priorities for developing the national system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and on practical approaches to further enhance and expand protection of new and existing MPAs.

    Nominations are sought for highly qualified non-Federal scientists, resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with or affected by marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes. Ten of the 20 members of the 2 Committee have terms that expire November 15, 2016, and nominations are sought to fill these vacancies.

  • NOAA Seeks Applicants for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applications for vacant seats for eight of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council.