Ocean Policy Activities and Ocean Observatories. Dr. Robert Gagosian President and CEO MACOORA November 17, 2009. National Ocean Policy. “ We will restore science to its rightful place” – President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
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Dr. Robert Gagosian
President and CEO
November 17, 2009
“We will restore science to its rightful place” – President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
On June 12, 2009, President Obama issued a memorandum to establish an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force with the charge to establish a National Ocean Policy and recommend a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning.
A national policy “established, guided and continuously validated by science” that ensures protection, maintenance, and restoration of oceans, our coasts and the Great Lakes.
National Ocean Policy
Marine Spatial Planning Framework
PolicyEmphasis on Stewardship1. Healthy and Resilient Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes2. Safe and Productive Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes3. Understood and Treasured Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes
Sea Level Rise
Implementation and prioritization of MSP science requirements will be regional and goal-specific.
An interactive ocean laboratory integrated by a leading-edge, multi-scalar cyberinfrastructure.
Power and Bandwidth from seafloor cable
Instrumented nodes on Juan de Fuca plate
Additional Science Foci
Deputy Level (NORLC)
One chair “each”
(6) One From Each Region
(2) At-Large From Inland States
(3) Alaska, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
(2) At-Large Tribal Representatives