AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of new member solicitation for the United States
Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) Advisory Committee.
SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is
soliciting applications for membership on the United States Integrated
Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee (the Committee), which is a
Federal advisory committee. Members of the Committee will fulfill the
requirements of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act
of 2009 (the Act). The Committee provides advice to the Under Secretary
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and to the Interagency Ocean
Observation Committee on the planning, integrated design, operation,
maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of the United States Integrated
Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS). U.S. IOOS promotes research to
develop, test, and deploy innovations and improvements in coastal and
ocean observation technologies and modeling systems, addresses regional
and national needs for ocean information, gathers data on key coastal,
ocean, and Great Lakes variables and ensures timely and sustained
dissemination and availability of these data for societal benefits.
U.S. IOOS benefits national safety, the economy, and the environment
through support for national defense, marine commerce and forecasting,
navigation safety, weather, climate, energy siting and production,
economic development, ecosystem-based management of marine and coastal
areas, conservation of ocean and coastal resources and public safety.
The Act requires the establishment and administration of this
Committee by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
NOAA will hereby accept applications for membership on the Committee
through September 20, 2017. Applications received after September 20,
2017 may not be considered during this membership application cycle,
but may be considered for future membership cycles. The Act states:
"Members shall be qualified by education, training, and experience to
evaluate scientific and technical information related to the design,
operation, maintenance, or use of the [Integrated Ocean Observing]
System, or use of data products provided through the System." NOAA
encourages individuals with expertise in oceanographic data, products,
and services; coastal management; fisheries management; coastal and
marine spatial planning; geodesy; water levels; and other science-
related fields to submit applications for Committee membership. To
apply for membership on the Committee, applicants should submit a
resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. NOAA is an equal-
DATES: Application materials should be sent to the address, email
address, or fax number specified and must be received by September 20,
2017 for consideration in this membership cycle.
ADDRESSES: Submit an application for Committee membership, in the form
of a resume, to Regina Evans via mail, fax, or email. Mail: 1315 East-
West Highway, Station 2605, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Fax: 301-713-3281;
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Evans, 1315 East-West Highway,
Station 2605, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Telephone: (240) 533-9468, Fax:
301-713-3281; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.