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NOS Coastal Science Board


      NCCOS researchers capture dolphins to assess their health. Because people eat the same seafood
      as dolphins, making these critical food web connections with species at the top of the marine
      food chain is essential to better understand risks to the health of communities living along the
      coast.
NCCOS researchers capture dolphins to assess their health. Because people eat the same seafood as dolphins, making these critical food web connections with species at the top of the marine food chain is essential to better understand risks to the health of communities living along the coast.

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.