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A sales and marketing executive, the vice president and chief scientist of a research company, the dean of a geosciences college, and the president and director of an internationally renowned oceanographic institution have been named to the Science Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an environmental research and service agency of the Commerce Department.

“We are fortunate to have this caliber of individuals willing to serve and we look forward to their contributions,” said Michael Uhart, executive director of the advisory board. “Their experience and interest in ocean, climate, and weather issues will serve NOAA well and we are very pleased that they agreed to serve on the Science Advisory Board.”

The new members are:

The board next meets Nov. 5-7 in Norman, Okla.

NOAA’s Science Advisory Board advises the NOAA administrator and agency leader on long- and short-range strategies for research, education and the application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction.

The 15-member advisory board, composed of eminent scientists, engineers, resource managers, and educators, assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency's missions.

Members are appointed by retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator to serve a three-year term.

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through research to better understand weather and climate-related events and to manage wisely our nation's coastal and marine resources.

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