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 August 2 from 9:15
a.m. CDT to 5:30 p.m. CDT and on Wednesday August 3 from 8:15 a.m. CDT
to 1:30 p.m. CDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are
subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx for the most up-to-date meeting
times and agenda.
Place: The meeting will be held at the Bryant Conference Center,
240 Paul W. Bryant Dr., Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Please check the SAB Web
site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx for directions to
the meeting location.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on August 2 from 12:30-12:45 p.m. CDT
(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 Acting Executive Director by
July 26, 2016 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should
be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by July 26, 2016, to
provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by
the SAB Executive Director after July 26, 2016, 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 26, 2016, to Dr. Cynthia
Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following
topics: (1) Report on Arctic Research Review from the Ecosystem
Sciences and Management Working Group; (2) Updates from the NOAA
Administrator and Chief Scientist; (3) NOAA Response
to the SAB GOES-R Level 0 Data report; (4) SAB Strategy Discussion and
Implications for NOAA; (5) Discussion of SAB Issue Papers; and (6)
Discussion of Working Group and SAB Concepts of Operations.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive
Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 11230, 1315 East-West
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or
visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.