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NASEM Launches National Committee for Ocean Decade

Oct 7, 2020, 15:00 PM by Melodi Moore
National Academies

The National Academies is pleased to introduce a national committee that will serve as the voice of the U.S. scientific community during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which will run from 2021 to 2030. The U.S. National Committee for the Decade is comprised of the experts who regularly advise the National Academies’ Ocean Studies Board, joined by experts who advise the National Academies’ Science and Technology for Sustainability Roundtable, Marine Board, and Gulf Research Program.  Committee functions include establishing communication channels among participating organizations, organizing webinars, and convening meetings to promote and highlight Decade activities. Learn more in this Q&A with Larry Mayer, Co-Chair of the U.S. National Committee.

U.S. organizations participating in the Decade can connect with the U.S. National Committee for the Decade through a new website, “Ocean Decade U.S.” Organizations are encouraged to complete an application to join the Ocean Decade U.S. Nexus. Nexus participants will be able to submit news and events from publishing to the website. The U.S. National Committee is also seeking early career professionals to serve as liaisons to the committee and provide a voice for the next generation of ocean scientists. 

Visit the Ocean Decade US Website

Public Session: Meet the Committee and Help Define the Decade
October 16, 2020
2:00-4:00pm ET
The ocean science community is encouraged to attend this public session to meet the U.S. National Committee for the Decade and discuss U.S. participation in pursuit of Decade goals.  The meeting will feature a request for the community to submit “Ocean-Shots”, defined as transformational research concepts.  Examples of such research will be presented by speakers at the session.

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