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November 3,4 2003 - Arlington, VA


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, DOC.
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, November 3, 2003, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be subject 
to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up-to-date 
meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Key Bridge 
Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute time period set aside on Monday, November 3 for direct verbal 
comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public 
statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) 
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 
22, 2003, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments 
received by the SAB Executive Director after October 22, 2003, will be 
distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public 
including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) NOAA Research Review, (2) Minority Serving Institutions, 
(3) NOAA Programming Planning and Budgeting, (4) Hydrology in NOAA, (5) 
Homeland Security, and (6) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20901 
http://www.sab.noaa.gov. 

Dated: October 10, 2003.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Commerce.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

Time and date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 16, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute time period set aside on Wednesday, July 16 for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 3, 
2003, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 3, 2003, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Updates on the Climate Change Science Plan, Interagency Climate Programs and the Earth Observing Summit, (2) Fiscal Year 2006 Program Priorities, (3) the NOAA Research Council, (4) the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, (5) the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, (6) the NOAA Education Council, (7) Cooperative Science Centers at Minority Serving Institutions, (8) the SAB Review Panel Report on the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and (9) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-0163, e-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the

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Alexander E. MacDonald,
Assistant Administrator (Acting), OAR.

March 18 and 19, 2003 - Washington, DC


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Science Advisory Board; Open Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, DOC.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 
from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 19, 2003, from 8 a.m.
to 5:15 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be 
subject to change. Refer to the web page listed below for the most up-
to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with one 30-minute time period set aside for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 7, 2003, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 7, 2003, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) The final report of the SAB Review Panel regarding NOAA Social Science Research, (2) the NOAA Climate Change Science Plan, (3) the NOAA Earth Observing Summit, (4) FY 2004 budget requests, (5) the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, (6) Pew Oceans Commission reports, (7) SONAR and marine mammals, (8) Stellar sea lions, (9) National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and (10) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-0163, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: February 25, 2003.
Louisa Koch,
Acting Assistant Administrator, OAR.

November 5-7, 2002 - Norman, Oklahoma


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Board
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SUMMARY:
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management 
and environmental assessment and prediction. SAB activities and advice 
provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and 
provide optimal support to resource management.

Time and Date:
The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2002, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 12 p.m.; Wednesday, November 6, 2002, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and 
Thursday, November 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times and the 
agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the 
web page listed below for a final meeting agenda.

Place:
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 5 in Conference Room 
A at the Oklahoma College of Continuing Education Forum at 1700 Asp
Avenue in Norman, OK. On Wednesday November 6 and Thursday November 7 the meeting will be held in Conference Rooms D and E at the United States Postal Service National Center for Employee Development, 
Training and Conference Center, 2805 Highway 9 East, in Norman.

Status: 
The meeting will be open to public participation with two 30-
minute time periods set aside for direct verbal comments or questions 
from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at 
its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) 
minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in 
the SAB Executive Director's Office by Monday October 28, 2002, to 
provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by 
the SAB Executive Director after October 28, 2002, will be distributed 
to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. 
Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public 
including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: 
The meeting will include the following topics: (1) The NOAA Climate Change Research Initiative, (2) reports on program and laboratory reviews conducted under the auspices of the SAB, (3) briefings and discussions on activities of SAB subcommittees and working groups, (4) the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, (5) the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (6) House of Representatives proposed language to institutionalize the SAB, (7) Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriations for NOAA, (8) the National Weather Service--NOAA Research Technology Transfer Program, and (9) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-0163, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

Louisa Koch,
Acting Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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July 9-11, 2002 - Boulder, Colorado

13th NOAA SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
BOULDER, CO

GENERAL LOGISTICS AND SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Location:
Millennium Harvest House
Canyon Room
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO

12:30 PM Sign in by all Participants and Audience and Registration for Public Statements to the NOAA Science Advisory Board

[NOTE - Attendance is open to any interested individual, but registration is REQUIRED. Verbal public input will only be conducted during the period identified for public questions and statements, unless the Chair requests otherwise. The limit for verbal statements by any individual or group is 5 minutes, with follow-up questions and discussion by the SAB, if requested by the SAB Chair.]

1:00 PM Official Call to Order and Review of Meeting Format
(Michael Uhart - Executive Director, NOAA Science Advisory Board)

1:05 PM Opening Statement of the Chair and Self-introductions of the SAB Members Present
(Al Beeton - Chair, NOAA Science Advisory Board)

1:10 PM Welcoming Remarks and Opening Statement
(Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. - Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere)

1:30 PM Report of the SAB Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory Review Panel and SAB Discussion
(Robert Harriss - Director, NCAR Environmental & Societal Impacts Group and Review Panel Member)

2:30 PM Public Statements

3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Presentation on the NOAA Space Environment Center and SAB Discussion
(Ernest Hildner - Director, Space Environment Center)

4:15 PM Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Location:
Millennium Harvest House
Canyon Room
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO

8:00 AM Sign-in by all Participants and Audience

[NOTE - Attendance is open to any interested individual, but registration is REQUIRED.]

8:30 AM Official Call to Order and Review of Meeting Format
(Michael Uhart - Executive Director, NOAA Science Advisory Board)

8:35 AM NOAA-Academia Partnership Building Workshop - Final Report
(Len Pietrafesa - SAB)

10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM Briefings and Discussions on Activities of SAB Subcommittees and Working Groups

11:30 AM LUNCH

1:30 PM Report of the SAB Geodesy Program Review Panel and SAB Discussion
(Len Pietrafesa - SAB member and Panel Chair)

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM Briefings and Discussions on Activities of SAB Subcommittees and Working Groups (continued)

5:00 PM Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Location:
Millennium Harvest House
Canyon Room
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO

8:00 AM Sign-in by all Participants and Audience and Registration for Public Statements to NOAA SAB

[NOTE - Attendance is open to any interested individual, but registration is REQUIRED. Verbal public input will only be conducted during the period identified for public questions and statements, unless the Chair requests otherwise. The limit for verbal statements by any individual or group is 5 minutes, with follow-up questions and discussion by the SAB, if requested by the SAB Chair.]

8:30 AM Official Call to Order and Review of Meeting Format
(Michael Uhart - Executive Director, NOAA Science Advisory Board)

8:35 AM Briefings and Discussions on Activities of SAB Subcommittees and Working Groups (continued)

9:30 PM Public Statements

10:00 AM Briefings and Discussions on Activities of SAB Subcommittees and Working Groups (continued)

11:00AM Final Adjournment

 

March 19-21, 2002 - Washington D.C.


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Science Advisory Board; Meeting

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmospheric on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2002, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Wednesday, March 20, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Thursday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Place: The meeting will be held all three days at the St. Gregory Hotel & Suites, 2033 M Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 30-minute time periods set aside for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 11, 2002, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 11, 2002, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) The NOAA program review, (2) NOAA education partnership programs, (3) homeland security, (4) NOAA climate research, (5) National Weather Service requirements setting process, (6) reports on program and laboratory reviews conducted under the auspices of the SAB and (7) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 10600, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-0163, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: February 26, 2002.
Louisa Koch, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.

TIME AND DATE: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001, from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, June 27, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 
Thursday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting on Tuesday, June 26 will be held at the National 
Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA. 
On Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, the meeting will be held 
at the West Coast Santa Cruz Hotel, 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 
CA.

STATUS: The meeting will be open to public participation with four 15-
minute time periods set aside for questions or direct verbal comments 
from the public on agenda items and two 30-minute periods for public 
statements on any NOAA-related subject. The SAB expects that public 
statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) 
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by June 18, 
2001, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written 
comments received by the SAB Executive Director after June 18 will be 
distributed to the SAB, but many not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. Approximately thirty (30) sets will be available for the public 
including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Fisheries science in the NOAA line offices and their 
programs, (2) The role of academia and other partners in fisheries 
science, (3) Impediments to effective NMFS management and science 
practices, (4) Briefings on outcomes of NOAA Constituents Workshop, (5) 
Review of Department of Commerce's Aquaculture Guidelines, (6) Review 
and discussion of the Report of the Panel on Strategies for Climate 
Monitoring, (7) Public Input Sessions with SAB discussion, and (8) SAB 
Sub-Committee and Working Group Reports.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 10600, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, E-mail: 
Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: June 1, 2001.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research.

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June 26-28, 2001 - Santa Cruz, California


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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.

TIME AND DATE: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001, from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, June 27, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 
Thursday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting on Tuesday, June 26 will be held at the National 
Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA. 
On Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, the meeting will be held 
at the West Coast Santa Cruz Hotel, 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 
CA.

STATUS: The meeting will be open to public participation with four 15-
minute time periods set aside for questions or direct verbal comments 
from the public on agenda items and two 30-minute periods for public 
statements on any NOAA-related subject. The SAB expects that public 
statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) 
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by June 18, 
2001, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written 
comments received by the SAB Executive Director after June 18 will be 
distributed to the SAB, but many not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. Approximately thirty (30) sets will be available for the public 
including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Fisheries science in the NOAA line offices and their 
programs, (2) The role of academia and other partners in fisheries 
science, (3) Impediments to effective NMFS management and science 
practices, (4) Briefings on outcomes of NOAA Constituents Workshop, (5) 
Review of Department of Commerce's Aquaculture Guidelines, (6) Review 
and discussion of the Report of the Panel on Strategies for Climate 
Monitoring, (7) Public Input Sessions with SAB discussion, and (8) SAB 
Sub-Committee and Working Group Reports.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 10600, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, E-mail: 
Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: June 1, 2001.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2001, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting on Tuesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 22 will be held at the Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenues, Washington, DC. On Wednesday, March 21, the meeting will be held at the NOAA Science Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 30-minute time periods set aside for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be 
received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 12, 2001, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 12 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) National Undersea Research Program Strategic Plan, (2) Reviews of the Office of Global Program's September 2000 Panel Meeting, the Report of the Panel Review of the National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service's (NESDIS) Office of Research and Applications and the Report of the Panel on Strategies for Climate Monitoring, (3) the National Science Foundation's Geosciences Programs, (4) the National Sea Grant College Program, (5) Public Input Sessions with SAB discussion, (6) SAB Sub-Committee and Working Group Reports, (7) NOAA's Long-term Climate Monitoring Council, and (8) the U.S. Weather Research Program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov

Dated: March 5, 2001.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research.
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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice with provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 31, 200, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, November 2, 2000, from 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Place: The meeting on Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 2 will be held at the DoubleTree Alana Waikiki Hotel, 1956 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii. On Wednesday, November 1, the meeting will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at The East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 30-minute time periods set aside for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a vertab presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 20, 2000, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 20 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Overview of NOAA's Hawaiian and Pacific region science and research programs, (2) Presentation and SAB discussion of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center and the Tsunami Warning Program, (3) Discussion of the Report of the Panel on Ocean Exploration, (4) Public Input Sessions with SAB discussion, (5) Presentation and SAB discussion of aquaculture in the Hawaii region, (6) SAB Sub-Committee and Working Group Reports, (7) SAB debriefing of NOAA response to SAB recommendations to the Under Secretary, (8) Presentations and SAB discussions of University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) major NOAA activities and research programs, (9) Update on Implementation of the Marine Protected Area Executive Order and SAB Discussion, and (10) Status report on the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and Invasive Species Council.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, 
Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: October 10, 2000
David L. Evans,
Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Friday, September 29, 2000, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: The meeting will be held in Room 1414 at the Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenues, Washington, DC.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 1 hour time period set aside during the meeting for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies and in electronic format, if possible) should be received in the SAB Executive Directors's Office by September 22, 2000 in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after September 22 will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Review of the Oceans Exploration Panel Report to the President, (2) Presentation and SAB discussion of the National Science Foundations' new environmental initiative, and (3) Presentations and SAB discussions of other oceans-related issues.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.

DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2000, from 8 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2000, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 
Friday, July 21, 2000, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: On July 19 and 21, the meeting will be held at the Westmark 
Hotel, 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks, AK. On Thursday, July 20, 2000, the 
meeting will be held at the International Arctic Research Center 
(IARC), University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 
30-minute time periods set aside during the meeting for direct verbal 
comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public 
statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
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July 5, 2000, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. 
Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 5 
will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the 
meeting date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the 
public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come first-served basis.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Overview of NOAA's Alaskan, Arctic and Northern Pacific 
Region Science and Research programs, (2) NOAA's involvement in the 
National Oceanographic Partnership Program, (3) Discussion of the SAB 
Report for the next NOAA Administrator, (4) Public Input Session with 
SAB discussion, (5) Presentation and SAB discussion of the proposal for 
Lab and Joint Institute Reviews, (6) SAB Sub-Committee and Working 
Group Reports, (7) SAB debriefing of NOAA response to SAB commendations 
on Northwest Salmon, (8) Presentations of University of Alaska 
Fairbanks Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (CIFAR) major NOAA 
activities and research programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael S. Uhart, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-
713-3515, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB 
website at www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: June 28, 2000.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.
Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2000, 
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, 2000, from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m.; and Friday, April 7, 2000, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Place: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with two 
30-minute time periods set aside during the meeting for direct verbal 
comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public 
statements presented at its meeting swill not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) 
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 29, 
2000, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written 
comments received by the SAB Executive Director after March 29 will be 
distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date. Approximately thirty (30) seats will be available for the public 
including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be 
available on a first-come first-served basis.
Matters to Be Considered: The meeting will include the following 
topics: (1) Overview and SAB discussion of FY 2000 NOAA budget, (2) 
NOAA update to SAB recommendations concerning the establishment of 
three pilot SAB Working Groups to develop review processes that will be 
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various NOAA science efforts (see http://www.sab.noaa.gov/
oct1999finalminutes.html, (3) NOAA response to SAB request to establish 
an Ocean and Coastal Information Dissemination Service (see http://
www.sab.noaa.gov/oct1999finalminutes.html), (4) Discussion of the SAB 
Report for the next NOAA Administrator, (5) Public Input Session with 
SAB discussion, (6) Presentations and SAB discussion of the ``Census of 
Marine Life'' and NOAA's Ocean Exploration and Research Initiative, (7) 
Overview and SAB discussion of potential recommendations relating to 
the NOAA FY 2002 budget request, (8) SAB Sub-Committee and Issue Group 
Reports, (9) Overview and SAB discussion of NOAA/Universities 
Administrative Efficiencies Subcommittee, (10) Presentation and SAB 
discussion of Aquaculture Initiative.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael S. Uhart, Executive 
Director Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-
713-3515, E-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB 
website at www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: March 15, 2000.
Louisa Koch,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision 
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997 and is the only Federal Advisory 
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for 
research, education and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs 
are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource 
management.

TIME AND PLACE: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM; 
Wednesday, October 20, 1999 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM; and Thursday, October 
21, 1999 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The meeting will take place on 
October 19, 1999 in the Alpine/Balsam Room at the Hotel Boulderado, 
2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. The meeting will take place on 
October 20 and 21, 1999 in Room GB-124 of the David Skaggs Research 
Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303.

AGENDA TOPICS:
1. Overview of NOAA-University Partnership activities.
2. NOAA responses to previous SAB recommendations concerning the 
Endangered Species Act related to salmon (see www.sab.noaa.gov).
3. NOAA responses to previous SAB recommendations concerning the 
establishment of three pilot SAB Working Groups to develop review 
processes that will be used to review various NOAA science efforts (see 
www.sab.noaa.gov).
4. Discussion of a SAB Report for the next NOAA Administrator.
5. Public Input Session with SAB discussion.
6. Overview and SAB discussion of initial NOAA efforts to establish 
a collaborative coastal ocean and estuarine monitoring system that 
measures physical, biological, and chemical parameters.
7. Overview and SAB discussion of a NOAA report on ``The Nation's 
Environmental Data: Treasures at Risk.''
8. SAB discussion on potential recommendations related to NOAA 
strategic planning process.
9. SAB Sub-Committee and Issue Group Reports.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to public 
participation with two 30 minute time-periods set aside during the 
meeting for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The 
SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not 
be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In 
general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be 
limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 
35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by 
October 7, 1999, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review. 
Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 7 
will be distributed to the SAB, but may possibly not be reviewed prior 
to the meeting date. Approximately twenty (20) seats will be available 
for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats 
will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive 
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-
3515, E-mail: Michael.Crosby@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site 
at www.sab.noaa.gov.

Dated: September 28, 1999.
Terry D. Garcia,
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.

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SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997 and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education and application of science to resource management. 
SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

TIME AND PLACE: Wednesday, July 7, 1999 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 8, 1999 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, July 9, 1999 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Cascade Room at the Hotel Edgewater, Pier 67, 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, 98121.

AGENDA:
1. Overview of NOAA-University/State of Washington Partnership activities.
2. Overview and discussion of NOAA science as it is related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and potentials for future ESA-oriented science.
3. Public input session with SAB discussion.
4. Discussion on NOAA Strategic Planning Process related to science priorities.
5. Presentation of options, with discussion by SAB, for potential SAB participation/oversight in NOAA Science Program and Panel Reviews.
6. SAB Sub-Committee and Issue Group reports.
7. Concluding SAB discussion on priority science-related issues for NOAA, with Sub-Committee action items, next steps and/or preliminary recommendations identified for any of the subjects discussed during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to public participation with at least 45 minutes set aside during the meeting for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by June 21, 
1999, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review prior to meeting date. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after June 21 will be distributed to the SAB, but may possibly not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately twenty (20) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served bases.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, E-mail: MICHAEL.CROSBY@NOAA.GOV).

Dated: June 10, 1999.
D. James Baker,
Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator for NOAA.

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AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum date September 25, 1997 and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

TIME AND PLACE: Thursday, January 28, 1999 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The meeting will take place in the main conference room at the Clarion Hotel & Suites, Downtown Convention Center, 100 SE 4th Street, Miami, FL, 33131.

AGENDA:
1. Update on FY99 NOAA science programs and budget.
2. Overview of NOAA-wide Line Office consensus research priorities with focus on cross-cutting initiatives.
3. Presentation of NOAA Strategic Planning Team examples at a general level (i.e., Sustain Health Coasts with focus on "Harmful Algal Blooms" and Advance Short-Term Weather Forecast Systems with focus on "Hurricanes at Landfall").
4. SAB Discussion on NOAA Strategic Planning related to science priorities.
5. SAB Sub-committee reports.
6. SAB Discussion on NOAA Science Policy with reference to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science Report on Science Policy ("Ehlers Report"), the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) "White Paper", and the National Research Council (NRC) report on "Research Pathways for the Next Decade".
7. Discussion on potential SAB participation in NOAA Science panel Reviews.
8. Closing discussion on Priority Science-related issues for NOAA by SAB, with Sub Committee Action Items, Next Steps and/or Preliminary Recommendations identified as appropriate.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to public participation with at least 45 minutes set aside during the meeting for direct verbal comments or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by January 18, 1999, in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review prior to meeting date. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after January 18 will be distributed to the SAB, but may possibly not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Approximately twenty (20) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served bases.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, NCHB, Rm. 5128, 14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW. Washington, D.C. 20230. (Phone: 202-482-2977, Fax: 202-501-3068, E-mail: MICHAEL.CROSBY@NOAA.GOV).

Dated: December 30, 1998.
D. James Baker,
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AGENCY: Office of the Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce of Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, educating and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice will provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.

TIME AND PLACE: July 23, 1998 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and July 24 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Main Commerce Building, Room 4832, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.

Agenda

1. Receive overview of NOAA science programs and priority science issues from NOAA Line Offices, with subsequent questions and discussion by SAB.
2. Discuss trends in federal science budgets with special emphasis on NOAA programs.
3. Receive and discuss input from key outside constituent groups regarding NOAA science programs. 
4. Receive and discuss input from the public regarding NOAA science programs.
5. Discuss and formulate strategy for developing recommendations to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere regarding long- and short-range NOAA research, education and application of science to resource management.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to public participation with at least one (1) hour set aside during the meeting on July 24, 1998 for oral comments or questions. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 13, 1998 in order to provide sufficient time for SAB review prior to meeting dates. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after July 13 will be distributed to the SAB, but may possibly not be received prior to the meeting dates. Approximately twenty (20) seats will be available for the public including five (5) seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, HCHB, Rm. 5128, 14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20230

Dated: June 29, 1998.

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