New NOAA 5-Year Research & Development Plan Announced
Recently, NOAA announced the release of the NOAA Five-Year Research and Development (R&D) Plan. The plan, the third of its kind at NOAA and the first to include ‘development,’ will help guide our R&D portfolio from 2013 – 2017.
We are excited to release the plan in an online, interactive and accessible format at nrc.oarhq.noaa.gov/CouncilProducts/ResearchPlans/5YearRDPlan/NOAA5YRPHome.aspx. A PDF of the plan can also be found on the website.
NOAA FY 2014 Budget
NOAA's FY 2014 Blue Book is available on the NOAA Website. For more budget info and funding opportunities, please see the budget tab above.
National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan Released
The White House has released the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan. The plan translates the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions and focuses on better manage the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; developing and disseminating sound scientific information that local communities, industries, and decision-makers can use; and collaborating more effectively with State, Tribal, and local partners, marine industries, and other stakeholders.
NOAA Science Advisory Board Final NOAA R&D Portfolio Review Report
The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Research and Development Portfolio Review Task Force has released its final report on NOAA's research and development (R&D) portfolio, "In the Nation's Best Interest: Making the Most of NOAA's Science Enterprise." The SAB R&D Portfolio Review Task Force's charge was to consider both portfolio and management of NOAA R&D and provide enough detail to inform budget prioritization or organizational changes.
The importance of NOAA's world class science will only increase in the future and reviews like this are critical for ensuring that NOAA continues to meet its mandates in the years to come. Thank you to those who took time to review the report and provide input on the future of NOAA's R&D enterprise.