The Role of Science in a National Ocean Policy Dr. Robert B. Gagosian President and CEO Ocean Studies Board November 10, 2009. National Ocean Policy. “ We will restore science to its rightful place” – President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
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Sea Level Rise
Ocean productivity is being affected by changes to the physics, biology and chemistry of the ocean, with implications for CO2 uptake.
Changes driven by:
Influx of fresh water
Agricultural & urban runoffChanges in Ocean Productivity
The oceanic and climate change are global issues that cannot be addressed unilaterally. They also provide an opportunity to leverage resources, promote technology transfer and improve foreign relations.
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