Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum
dated September 25, 1997. It is the only Federal Advisory
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range
strategies for research, education and the application of
science to resource management and environmental assessment
SAB activities and advice provide necessary
input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide
optimal support to resource management, and environmental
assessment and prediction. The 15-member advisory board assists
NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding
of scientific issues critical to the agency's missions.
Composed of eminent scientists, engineers,
resource managers and educators, the diverse membership of
the Board assures expertise reflecting the full breadth of
NOAA's responsibilities, as well as the ethnic and gender
diversity of the United States. Members are appointed by Vice
Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.),
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and
NOAA Administrator, to serve a three-year term, with the possibility
of renewing once.
Nominations are requested for four vacancies
on the Climate Working Group.
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Public comments are requested for the
draft report of the Fire Weather Research Working Group
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