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.

 

NOAA's Science Advisory Board
NOAA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is the only 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.

 

Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group
The Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group (OEAWG) is a group of experts created to provide consultation with the SAB about specific topics of long-term interest to NOAA. The OEAWG consists of approximately nine individuals from academia, government, industry, and other ocean-related institutions. Members are selected by the Chair of the SAB in consultation with the members of the SAB, the Director of the Ocean Exploration Program, and the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.