If you work in ocean science and technology fields, then the U.S. government would like to hear from you about research priorities for the coming decade; the deadline for input is Jan. 1, 2017.
“Every day, society makes decisions about the ocean and its resources, often involving challenging circumstances, competing interests, and drivers that occur far away from the ocean. Now is an opportune time to examine, as an ocean Nation, what ocean research, technologies, innovations, and education and workforce development are needed to tackle local, regional, national, and global challenges.” –National Science Foundation
The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting written input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan. The plan has been tentatively titled “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade,” and will describe the most pressing research questions and most promising areas of opportunity within the ocean science and technology enterprise.
A plan prospectus can be found here and the portal for public contributions can be found at GlobalChange.gov. The deadline for offering input is Jan. 1, 2017.
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