Report Now Available

DSOS Cover imageFrom monitoring coastal sea level rise to exploring subseafloor microbial communities, there has been a remarkable surge in understanding the ocean and its processes over the past several years.

With input from the ocean sciences community, the National Research Council report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. It also assesses the infrastructure needed to support this research, and makes recommendations for aligning current and planned infrastructure and budgets with science priorities in order to reach research goals.

The report is available for free download here. You can also download a short summary of the report.

The DSOS committee welcomes community response to the report. Please fill out the form on this page to submit a comment.


Sea Change Webinar was hosted March 11, 2015 at 3:00pm EDT.

The webinar featured presentations by Shirley Pomponi and David Titley, co-chairs of the report’s authoring committee, followed by a Q & A session.


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