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 Monday August 3 from 8:15
a.m. to 5:45 p.m. PDT and Tuesday August 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
PDT. 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 NOAA Southwest Fisheries
Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California,
92037. 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 August 3 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. PDT (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 Acting SAB Executive Director by July
27, to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received
in the Acting SAB Executive Director's, Office Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35
Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824 by July 27, 2015, to provide sufficient
time for SAB review. Written comments received by the Acting SAB
Executive Director after July 27, 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 July 27, 2015, to Dr. Elizabeth
Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos
Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following
topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB Ecosystem-Based Fisheries
Management Report; (2) Review Report for the Cooperative Institute on
Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS); (3) SAB strategy discussion; (4)
Updates from the NOAA Administrator and Chief cientist; and (5) Working
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Turner Acting Executive
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 146 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos
Road, Durham, NH 03824. Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov; or visit the
NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.