NOAA 2005-064
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5/19/05
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NOAA SEEKS MEMBERS FOR SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, seeks to fill vacancies on its Science Advisory Board. The 15-member Board advises the NOAA administrator on long-and short-term strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction.

“This is an opportunity to help guide NOAA’s scientific direction, provide leadership, and ensure that the agency has a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to its mission,” said retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board’s membership is required to contain a balance of viewpoints, as well as represent various geographic regions of the country and diverse sectors, including industry, academia, science, and the general public.

Members are appointed by the NOAA Administrator and serve three-year terms. The Board meets three times a year, exclusive of working groups, subcommittee, and task force meetings. Members must be willing to participate in periodic reviews of the use of science in NOAA laboratories and programs.

Complete nomination information can be found on the SAB Web site: http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through research to better understand atmospheric and climate variability and to manage wisely our nation's coastal and marine resources.

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