National Forums on Ocean Exploration

The 2009 legislation that formalized NOAA’s ocean exploration responsibilities requires NOAA to hold periodic national meetings to “establish an ocean exploration forum to encourage partnerships and promote communications among experts and other stakeholders in order to enhance the scientific and technical expertise and relevance of the national program.”

 

National Ocean Exploration Forum 2017: Ocean Exploration in a Sea of Data

National Ocean Exploration Forum 2016: Beyond the Ships 2020-2025

National Ocean Exploration Forum 2015

National Ocean Exploration Forum 2014

Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum