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Updates on the status of the Climate Change Science Plan and the Earth Observing Summit are slated to be presented during the 16th annual meeting of NOAA’s Science Advisory Board, July 15-16, in Arlington, Va. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The board, the only federal advisory committee with responsibility to advise the undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education and the application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction, will meet at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.

Attendance is open to any interested individual, but registration is required. Persons can register at the meeting. Verbal public input will only be conducted during the public statement period at 1:30 p.m., July 16, unless the Chair requests otherwise. The limit for verbal statements by any individual or group is five minutes, with follow-up questions and discussion by the Board, if requested by the Chair.

The meetings begin at 10 a.m. on July 15 and 8:30 a.m. on July 16.

A status update of the Climate Change Science Plan is scheduled to be given at 10:50 a.m. July 15 by James R. Mahoney, assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. The Board also will hear an update on the July 31 Earth Observing Summit by Carla Sullivan, Policy Advisor, Office of the undersecretary.

Other topics include FY 2006 Budget Priorities, NPOESS (National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite Systems), Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), NOAA Education Council, and Climate and Global Change.

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research 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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