NOAA 2002-R607
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Several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration science and research programs will be reviewed by NOAA's Science Advisory Board when the 15-member panel meets July 9-11, 2002 in Boulder, Colo.

Composed of scientists, educators, resource managers, and engineers, the board is charged with advising VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, USN (Ret.), undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and the application of science as well as resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. Lautenbacher will be attending some of the public sessions.

"As a federal advisory committee, the board, through its review of NOAA labs and programs, provides valuable advice to ensure that NOAA keeps its place as the nation's premier environmental science agency," said Dr. Michael Uhart, Science Advisory Board executive director.

In addition to completing the reviews of several labs and programs, the board will also discuss and hear presentations about the Climate Change Research Initiative, the NOAA Space Environment Center and the results of a collaborative workshop with the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

Open to the public, the meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 9, 2002, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 10 and 8:30 a.m. to noon on July 11. The board will meet at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder, Colo. The public can present brief written or oral statements on the afternoons of July 9 and 10. The next meeting of the Science Advisory Board is scheduled for November at a location yet to be determined.

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