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    NOAA SAB Announces Open Meeting
    On June 17, 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published Federal Register notice ( that its Science Advisory Board will meet on July 20, 2011, at the Michigan League at the University of Michigan. On July 21, 2011, the SAB will meet at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    The meetings will be open to public participation with a 15 minute public comment period on July 20 at 5:15 p.m.

    The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

    The meetings will consider the following topics:

      (1) Report from the Joint SAB Environmental Information Services and Climate Working Groups' Climate Partnership Task Force;

      (2)Review of the SAB Working Groups' Comments on the Working Group Concept of Operations;

      (3)NOAA Response to the SAB Proposal for Re-alignment of Working Groups;

      (4) Proposal for a Satellite Working Group of the SAB;

      (5) Results of the External Review of the NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and the NOAA Response;

      (6) NOAA Response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum on Scientific Integrity;

      (7) NOAA Science Challenge Workshops;

      (8) SAB Role in Optimizing NOAA's Research and Development Enterprise;

      (9) Presentations on NOAA programs and research in the Great Lakes;

      (10) NOAA Response to the OSTP Memorandum on Scientific Integrity; and

      (11) Updates from SAB Working Groups.

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