The Role of Science in a National Policy for the Oceans, Coasts and the Great Lakes
A Presentation to the Ocean Policy Task Force by Robert B. Gagosian, July 16, 2009
Bob Gagosian testified on behalf of Ocean Leadership to the public engagement working group of the newly established Ocean Policy Task Force.
The Task Force has been tapped to recommend a national ocean policy, a framework to improve coordination of ocean stewardship, and an implementation strategy within 90 days.
Federal officials representing the Council on Environmental Quality, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, OSTP, NSF, NOAA, NIH, USGS, EPA, and OMB were in attendance and validated many of the points made. Several of Ocean Leadership’s members also participated via the phone.
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