New NRC report: Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

[reposted from email]

Last year, the National Research Council asked the ocean science community for guidance on the prioritization of research and facilities for the coming decade. You were one of more than 400 respondents who shared their views at the Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences Virtual Town Hall—thank you!

I’m pleased to announce the release of the report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. The report presents research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. It also assesses the infrastructure needed to support this research, and makes recommendations for aligning current and planned infrastructure and budgets with science priorities in order to reach research goals.

The report is available for free download at

A public webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 3:00pm EST. It will feature presentations by Shirley Pomponi and David Titley, co-chairs of the report’s authoring committee, followed by a Q & A session. Please use the following link to register:

Over the next several weeks, members of the report’s authoring committee will be presenting a series of seminars at research institutions around the United States. For more information on these briefings, please check the report website at

We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about the report among your networks. Thanks for your interest in this study, and please let me know if I can answer any questions.


Deb Glickson for the Committee on Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Science Research Priorities

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