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 November 17, 2016
from 9:45 a.m. EST to 5:45 p.m. EST and on Friday November 18, 2016
from 8:30 a.m. EST to 1:45 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics
described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page
www.sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx for the most up-to-date meeting times
Place: The meeting will be held at The Nature Conservancy, 4245
North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-
minute public comment period on November 17 from 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
November 10, 2016 to schedule their presentation. Written comments
should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by November
10, 2016, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments
received by the SAB Executive Director after November 10, 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-
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 November 10, 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 from the Review of the Cooperative Institute for
Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES); (2) Updates from the NOAA
Administrator and Chief Scientist; (3) Discussion on the Ecosystem
Services Valuation Report; (4) Discussion on the GOES-R Level 0 Data
report; (5) Discussion on RESTORE Act Metrics and Communication report;
(6) SAB Strategy Discussion and Implications for NOAA; and (7)
Discussion of the SAB Working Group Concept 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.