This Web site was developed by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies. It is based on the National Research Council report Increasing Capacity for Stewardship of Oceans and Coasts: A Priority for the 21st Century and the 5 booklets of the Ocean Science Series.
The National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine. They enlist committees of the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and other experts—all of whom volunteer their time to study specific concerns. The results of these deliberations are authoritative, peer-reviewed reports that have inspired some of the nation’s most significant efforts to improve the health, education, and welfare of the population.
The Ocean Studies Board explores the science, policies, and infrastructure needed to understand, manage, and conserve coastal and marine environments and resources. In addition to exercising leadership within the ocean community, the Board undertakes studies at the request of federal agencies, Congress, or other sponsors, or upon its own initiative.
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Support for this website was provided by the Presidents’ Circle Communications Initiative of the National Academies.