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

Learn more about the report at a free webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will feature presentations by Shirley Pomponi and David Titley, co-chairs of the report’s authoring committee, followed by a Q & A session. Please register to attend here.

shirleypomponiShirley Pomponi is Research Professor and Executive Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, and Professor in Marine Biotechnology at Wageningen University, Netherlands. Her research focuses on evolutionary biology, systematics, and ecology of sponges, and marine biotechnology approaches to sustainable use of marine resources. Dr. Pomponi was the President of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories in 2010 and 2011, and chaired the Consortium for Ocean Leadership from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Pomponi received her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Miami.

david titleyDave Titley is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Titley initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change, and also served on the staff of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center of Climate and Security based in Washington, D.C., and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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