The National Research Council is conducting a Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences and is seeking public input. The purpose of this National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored decadal study is to review the current state of knowledge, identify compelling scientific questions for the next decade, analyze infrastructure needed to address these questions versus the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize the value of NSF investments.

Input is sought from across the entire spectrum of ocean sciences supported by NSF, especially early career researchers. An ocean sciences town hall will be held at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii on 25 February 2014 at 6:30 PM. Feedback can also be provided through a virtual town hall at


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