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NOS Coastal Science Board

A drilling vessel flares off gas at the Deepwater Horizon response site in the Gulf of Mexico,
2010. NCCOS researchers spent weeks at sea and on land sampling to collect environmental
baseline data as well as contribute to determining the state of post-spill contamination.
A drilling vessel flares off gas at the Deepwater Horizon response site in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. NCCOS researchers spent weeks at sea and on land sampling to collect environmental baseline data as well as contribute to determining the state of post-spill contamination.

The purpose of the internal National Ocean Service's (NOS) Coastal Science Board is to advise the Director of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and provide assistance to NCCOS in establishing and addressing priorities for coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resource management science, as well as in identifying current and future science and research requirements in support of NOS Program Offices, associated stakeholders, and statutory mandates.

The Board serves as a forum to strengthen internal connections between NOS Programs resulting in better service to NOS constituents and greater support of NOAA's mission. The Board consists of members from almost every Program Office within NOS as well as the NOS Deputy Administrator, the NOS Chief Science Advisor, the Director of NCCOS, the NOAA Coastal Goal lead.