The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting written input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan tentatively titled “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade”.
The new plan will supersede the NSTC’s “Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy,” that was published in 2007 and updated in 2013.
The plan will seek to describe the most pressing research questions and most promising areas of opportunity within the ocean science and technology enterprise for the coming decade, and will set the stage for actions across federal agencies and with nonfederal entities to address societal needs and issues of national importance.
A public input period on the plan is open until January 1, 2017, as the SOST invites interested parties to provide suggestions directed toward how the plan should be structured and specific topic areas that should be considered for inclusion in the plan.
More information is available here