2022 SOST Opportunities and Actions Roundtable Announcement


  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 17, 2022: Submit your ideas using this short questionnaire offsite link.
  • July 5, 2022: Authors notified about their submission; selected authors asked to prepare a 3-minute presentation.
  • July 19, 2022 at 1PM ET: Opportunities and Actions Roundtable. Register HERE offsite link!



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 offsite link by June 17, 2022 to be considered for a lightning 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 HERE offsite link!

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.

Read the full Opportunities and Actions Report HERE.

Please reach out to ocean@ostp.eop.gov with questions.