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NOS Coastal Science Board


      We provide accurate information
      to decision-makers on the state of the marine environment, integrating information
      on distribution and ecology of living marine resources and their habitats for improved
      ecosystem-based management.
We provide accurate information to decision-makers on the state of the marine environment, integrating information on distribution and ecology of living marine resources and their habitats for improved ecosystem-based management.

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.