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 Thursday April 16, 2015
from 9:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. EST and on Friday April 17, 2015 from 8:15
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. 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 meeting
times and agenda.
Place: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel,
2660 Woodley Rd. NW., Washington, DC 20008. 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 16 5:30-5:45 p.m. EST (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 9, 2015, to schedule their
presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive
Director's Office by April 9, 2015, to provide sufficient time for SAB
review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after
April 9, 2015, 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 9, 2015, 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) Report from the Data Archive and Access Requirements
Working Group on GOES-R Level 0 Data; (2) NOAA Response to the SAB
Coastal Habitat Restoration Report; (3) SAB Strategy Discussion; (4)
Updates from the NOAA Administrator and Chief Scientist; and (5)
Working Group Updates.
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.