Tuesday, May 28, 2024

NOAA is Still Looking for Nominees for its Marine Debris Foundation Board of Directors


If you’re a marine debris specialist, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still looking for nominees to serve as members of the Marine Debris Foundation board of directors.

NOAA originally posted an announcement seeking nominees in May.

The original announcement stated the board will consist of 12 directors plus the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere:

“The Board shall represent diverse points of view relating to the assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris. Expertise is being sought in the following categories: (1) The assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris, which may include an individual with expertise in post-consumer materials management or a circular economy; (2) the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris outside the United States; (3) ocean and coastal resource conservation science or policy; (4) international perspectives on marine debris, including expertise in trade agreements, treaties, or foreign policy; and (5) fundraising and nonprofit management.”

The notice issued this week states that nominations are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 27th, 2021.

For more information on the board’s responsibilities and how to apply, go to marinedebris.noaa.gov.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.