Saturday, December 4, 2021

US Ocean Exploration Advisory Board to Meet In April

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The US Ocean Exploration Advisory Board will hold a virtual meeting next month to talk about its priorities under the new Biden administration.

According to a recent notice:

“The OEAB advises [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests.”

During the April 7-8 meeting, board members “will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs.”

Specifically, the board will discuss the following topics:

(1) Ocean exploration in the context of administration priorities,
(2) Annual review of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research competitive grants program,
(3) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research updates, and
(4) other matters as described in the agenda.

The agenda and other meeting materials will be made available on the OEAB website, according to the notice.

The meeting will be open to the public, and concerned citizens will be allowed “a 15-minute public comment period on the second day of the meeting, Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT.”

For more info, go to oeab.noaa.gov.

John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
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.

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