Advancing a vision of science and technology for America's oceans
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.
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:
- Understand the ocean in the Earth system;
- Promote economic prosperity;
- Ensure maritime security;
- Safeguard human health; and
- Develop resilient coastal communities.
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 oceandecadalvision@OSTP.eop.gov. Please include “Science and Technology for America’s Oceans” in the subject line. Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2018.