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  1. Sea Grant Association Spring Meeting Scott Rayder Chief of Staff National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration March 6, 2007

  2. Outline • The Budget: NOAA & Sea Grant • Ocean Action Plan • Legislative Priorities for the 110th Congress • The Way Forward—Challenges and Opportunities for Sea Grant Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  3. NOAA Budget Trends ($ in billions) Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  4. FY 07 Continuing Resolution • Joint Resolution 20 signed into law on February 15th, 2007 • Funds the Federal government through September 30th, 2007 • Joint Resolution provides NOAA with continued funding at the FY06 Enacted level ($3.9 billion) • Possible small upward adjustments to some items • FY 2007 spending plan is still under development Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  5. FY 2008 Budget Context • NOAA Services Crucial to Our Nation’s Competitiveness • Increasing Need to Preserve Ocean and Coastal Resources • Severe Weather Impacting Our Economy and Public Safety • Understanding Climate Change to Manage Resources Better • NOAA Environmental Information Key to Millions of Decisions • Fiscal Environment Requires Careful Resource Decisions Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  6. FY 2008 Budget Highlights • Request of $3,815.4M is $131.3M or 3.4% above the FY 2007 President’s Budget • Request is $96.1M or 2.5% below the FY 2006 Enacted Level • Reflects the Administration’s Guidance on Discretionary Spending • Supports Core Mission Services • Includes $51.5M for Adjustments to Base and $79.9M in Program Increases • Supports President’s U.S. Ocean Action Plan Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  7. Summary by Strategic Goal ($ in millions) Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  8. Summary by Line Office ($ in millions) Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  9. National Sea Grant College Program Budget ($ in thousands) Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  10. U.S. Ocean Action Plan • Administration’s Response to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy • U.S. Ocean Action Plan (OAP) • December 17, 2004 • Executive Order: Committee on Ocean Policy • U.S. Ocean Action Plan • http://ocean.ceq.gov • OAP Implementation Update • January, 2007 • http://ocean.ceq.gov Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  11. Supporting the U.S. Ocean Action Plan U.S. Ocean Action Plan & Potential Relevance to Sea Grant ($ in millions) Coastal and marine waters generate over $63B annually in goods and services Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  12. Legislative Priorities—110th Congress • NOAA Organic Act • National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007 • Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Amendments Act of 2007 • Cooperative Conservation of Marine, Estuarine, Coastal, and Riverine Habitats Act of 2007 Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  13. Opportunities for Sea Grant • Support for Ocean Action Plan (OAP) Objectives • IOOS • Aquaculture • Limited Access Privilege Programs • Unite/bring scientific expertise to the development of new technologies • Find ways to engage colleges and universities • Continue integrated approach to research, outreach and education • Expand NOAA’s Authority to Education and Outreach Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  14. The Way Forward Unique Capabilities of Sea Grant Value of Sea Grant to NOAA Advancing the “One NOAA” Vision Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting

  15. Summary • NOAA Services Are Critical to the Nation • FY’08 Budget Request Funds NOAA’s Highest Priorities • Support from Our Constituents and Congress is Critical • Sea Grant Participation in Friends of NOAA Coalition • Other Issues • May 2007 Stakeholders’ Meeting to be Held on FY’10 • SES Themes: Integrated Ecosystem Assessments, Integrated Water Resource Services, and Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities. Sea Grant Association—Spring Meeting