• The State Department is seeking U.S. experts to author or review the Fifth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Nominations of experts from federal, academic, non-governmental, and private sector entities are due by 15 February 2010. More information is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-1098.htm.
  • The Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for its National Medal of Technology and Innovation, which honors innovators who have made an outstanding, lasting contribution to the economy through the promotion of technology. Nominations are being accepted through 31 March 2010. For more information, please visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-980.htm.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey has launched a new online tool to enhance access to information about life in the oceans. The Ocean Biodiversity Information System is a one-stop source for biogeographic data collected from U.S. waters. Users can search and download millions of individual records, which include descriptions of where and when the data was collected.


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