August 2, 2010
On 2 August 2010, AIBS submitted comments on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Next Generation Strategic Plan. The comments were in response to a call for public input in the formulation of the NOAA's priorities and goals for the next five years.
The comments call for the elevation of science within the plan to better reflect the agency's new mission statement of "science, service, and stewardship." Within the new science strategic goal, several key areas should be addressed, including collaboration with external partners, environmental monitoring, and management and access to scientific collections held by NOAA.
Click here to read AIBS' comments.