[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 83 (Monday, May 1, 2023)]
[Pages 26525-26526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-09156]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory 


SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science 
Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee 
with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long and short range 
strategies for research, education, and application of science to 
resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The 
SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full 
breadth of NOAA's areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in 
maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues 
critical to the agency's missions.

DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below 
and must be received by June 15, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to 
[email protected].

Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156), Fax: 
301-713-1459, Email: [email protected]); or visit the NOAA SAB 
website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this time, individuals are sought with 
expertise in an artificial intelligence and machine learning in the 
fields of weather and climate; environmental remote sensing; 
engineering for coastal resilience; social and behavioral sciences; and 
tropical cyclones. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission 
areas are also welcome to apply.
    NOAA is also interested in expanding the diversity of expertise 
represented on the SAB in order to reflect better the viewpoints of the 
United States population. The agency welcomes scientists in the listed 
areas of expertise and can also provide insights and experiences 
derived from their ethnic, gender, and racial backgrounds and races, 
native- and tribal-based traditions, and experiences of those who are 
differently abled. Composition and Points of View: The board will 
consist of approximately fifteen members including a Chair, designated 
by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements.
    Members will be appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, and 
serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary.
    Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) 
and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. 
Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem 
expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not

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be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the 
Board's membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints 
represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests 
of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. 
    The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of 
teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group 
meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB 
working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA 
Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA's research 
    Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third 
    Applications: An application is required to be considered for board 
membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third 
party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) the 
nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact 
information, including mailing address; (2) the nominee's area(s) of 
expertise; (3) a short description of their qualifications relative to 
the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a 
current resume (maximum length four [4] pages).

David Holst,
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2023-09156 Filed 4-28-23; 8:45 am]