[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2018)]
[Page 30420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13926]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Science and Technology for America's Oceans: A Decadal Vision

AGENCY: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public comments.


SUMMARY: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research on behalf of 
the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Environment; 
Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) is requesting input 
on the content of a report, Science and Technology for America's 
Oceans: A Decadal Vision. The SOST is chartered under the National 
Science and Technology Council to advise and assist on national issues 
related to ocean science and technology. The SOST contributes to the 
goals for Federal ocean science and technology, including identifying 
priorities and developing coordinated interagency strategies. Science 
and Technology for America's Oceans: A Decadal Vision identifies 
pressing research needs and areas of opportunity within the ocean S&T 
enterprise for the coming decade, 2018-2028. The aim of this document 
is not to prescribe policies but to provide guidance for U.S. Federal 
agencies and non-federal sectors to align their resources and areas of 
expertise, and further build the scientific and technological 
foundation that will improve our knowledge and stewardship of the 
ocean, address issues of national and global importance, and inform 
decision-making for the coming decade. This notice solicits relevant 
public input on the draft report. The public input provided in response 
to this notice will inform SOST as they develop the final report.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by email to 
[email protected]. Please include ``Science and 
Technology for America's Oceans'' in the subject line of the message.
    Instructions: The report is available for download at: http://www.noaa.gov/stories/advancing-vision-of-science-and-technology-for-americas-oceans. Response to this Notice of Public Comments is 
voluntary. Clearly indicate which section and page number, if 
applicable, submitted comments pertain to. All submissions must be in 
English. Please clearly label submissions as ``Science and Technology 
for America's Oceans: A Decadal Vision.'' When the final report is 
issued, relevant comments and the commenters' names, along with the 
authors' responses, may become part of the public record and be made 
available to view online. NOAA therefore requests that no business 
proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally 
identifiable information be submitted in response to this Notice of 
Public Comments. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for 
response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in 
the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy Aguilera-Peterson, Office of 
Science and Technology Policy, (202) 456-6066, or [email protected].

     Five high-priority goals to advance ocean science and 
technology (S&T) in the coming decade;
     S&T objectives, identified as key areas to advance the 
U.S. Ocean S&T enterprise;
     Specific research and development (R&D) priorities to 
achieve each objective; and
     Areas of immediate ocean research opportunities and cross-
cutting topics relevant to each of the five goals.

    Dated: June 22, 2018.
David Holst,
Chief Financial/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-13926 Filed 6-27-18; 8:45 am]