Background Material

Environmental Understanding to Ensure America’s Vital and Sustainable Future Research and Development at NOAA: Five-Year Research and Development Plan 2013-2017; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Ocean Priorities. America: An Ocean National Consortium for Ocean Leadership

AC GEO Subcommittee Report on Ocean Drilling; Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation Geosciences Directorate; 2012.

Federal Oceanographic Fleet: Status Report ; National Ocean Council; 2013.

Illuminating Earth’s Past, Present and Future: Science Plan for 2013-2023; The International Ocean Discovery Program ; 2011.

National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan; National Ocean Council; 2013.

Navigating the Future IV; European Marine Board; 2013.

Ocean Sciences at the New Millennium; National Science Foundation; 2001.