AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.
SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision
Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory
Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce
for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and
application of science to operations and information services. 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.
Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics
described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page
http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date
Place: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring, 8777
Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Please check the SAB Web
site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for directions to
the meeting location.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on April 15 from 5:05-5:20 p.m. (check Web
site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented
at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal
or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes.
Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should
contact the SAB Executive Director by April 11, 2014, to schedule their
presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive
Director's Office by April 11, 2014, to provide sufficient time for SAB
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after
April 11, 2014, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed
prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be
directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 11, 2014, to Dr. Cynthia
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy.,
Silver Spring, MD 20910; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following
topics: (1) Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group (ESMWG
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Recommendations (2) Review Report
on the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC3)
NOAA Observing System Integrated Analysis Capability II (NOSIA II); (4)
NOAA Science Talk: Improving Prediction of Extreme Weather Events using
Multi-Model Ensembles; (5) NOAA Response to the SAB Portfolio Review
Task Force Report; (6) NOAA Response to the SAB External Review of the
Ocean Exploration Program; (7) NOAA Science Career Track; (8) Ecosystem
Sciences and Management Working Group (ESMWG) Coastal Habitat
Restoration Recommendations; (9) NOAA Update and (10) Working Group
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-
713-1459). Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web
site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.