NOAA 2000-525
Contact: Jana Goldman


NOAA's science and research programs in Hawaii and the Pacific will be examined by the NOAA Science Advisory Board, a 15-member body of scientists, educators, resource managers, and engineers, when they meet Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in Hawaii.

"We are charged with ensuring that NOAA's science programs are of the highest quality," said Dr. Michael Uhart, executive director. "The Science Advisory Board advises NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary, D. James Baker, on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental prediction."

Open to the public, the meetings will take place from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 31 and 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 2, at the DoubleTree Alana Waikiki Hotel, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, in Honolulu. On Nov. 1, the board will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at The East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu.

In addition to examining the region's science and research programs, the board also will discuss and hear presentations about the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center and the Tsunami Warning Program, the report of the President's Panel on Ocean Exploration, aquaculture in the region, the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, marine protected areas, and aquatic and invasive nuisance species.

The Science Advisory Board meets at least twice a year. The next meeting will be in March 2001 in Washington, D.C.