Advancing a vision of science and technology for America's oceans

Public invited to offer comments on draft report
UPDATED: June 28, 2018. Deadline for comments is August 27, 2018
June 22, 2018

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Science and Technology Council has developed a draft plan to identify pressing ocean research needs and opportunities in ocean science and technology for the next decade. Now's your chance to provide your input.

PHOTO - Gulf sunset - 041817 - iStock - 1120x534 - LANDSCAPE

The Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision identifies five goals to advance U.S. ocean science and technology in the coming decade to:

  1. Understand the ocean in the Earth system;
  2. Promote economic prosperity;
  3. Ensure maritime security;
  4. Safeguard human health; and
  5. Develop resilient coastal communities.  
Science and Technology for America's Oceans: draft report
The cover of the Science and Technology for America's Oceans draft report (White House Office of Science & Technology Policy)

The report (*See Resources section at bottom of this story page) will provide guidance to federal agencies and non-federal sectors to align resources and expertise, and further build on scientific and technology that will improve knowledge and stewardship of the ocean. It will also address issues of national and global importance, and inform decision-making to 2028.  

Your comments are welcome and will help the National Science and Technology Council as they develop the final report. Email any comments to Please include “Science and Technology for America’s Oceans” in the subject line. Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2018.