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NOS Coastal Science Board


      NCCOS scientists sampling for water and seafloor life provides agencies and states baseline data
      on areas proposed for oil and gas surveys and drilling. Decision makers seek solid scientific
      input as they craft oil and gas policies and meet Clean Water Act and state mandates.
NCCOS scientists sampling for water and seafloor life provides agencies and states baseline data on areas proposed for oil and gas surveys and drilling. Decision makers seek solid scientific input as they craft oil and gas policies and meet Clean Water Act and state mandates.

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.