Advisory Groups

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) receives input from external advisory groups to ensure that OER activities are of the highest quality and provide optimal support needed to deliver the reliable and authoritative science that is foundational to providing foresight about future environmental conditions, building resiliency, and informing the decisions we confront every day.

 

Ocean Exploration Advisory Board
The Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, ocean exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other exploration matters as requested. OEAB members represent government agencies involved in ocean exploration, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to play a leadership role in helping to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration.

 

NOAA's Science Advisory Board
NOAA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and the application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. Members of the SAB are appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that NOAA science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support needed to manage, protect, and assess our environment.