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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Ocean Studies Board, Committee to Review the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology's Research Priorities Plan

Ocean examine deals numerous advantages, from bettering fisheries administration to researching new medicinal drugs to allowing early detection of tsunamis and hurricanes. on the request of the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean technological know-how and expertise (JSOST), the nationwide examine Council convened a committee to check the draft and ultimate models of the sea study Priorities Plan and Implementation method defined in "Charting the direction for Ocean technology within the usa: examine Priorities for the following Decade", which represents the 1st coordinated nationwide ocean learn making plans attempt regarding all federal corporations that aid ocean science.The plan offers an formidable imaginative and prescient for ocean study that would be of serious gain to the sea sciences neighborhood and the country. This e-book comprises either units of findings (i.e., the committee's evaluation of the JSOST's draft plan ["A evaluation of the Draft Ocean examine Priorities Plan: Charting the path for Ocean technological know-how within the United States"] and the overview of the ultimate plan). This booklet recommends that JSOST hire numerous outreach mechanisms to proceed to interact nonfederal companions in ocean examine making plans efforts, equivalent to constructing exterior committees to supply clinical and technical suggestion and to check development on implementation of the study plan.

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As one example, basic research in acoustic propagation, remote sensing, turbulence, environmental prediction, and novel vehicles has led to operationally important military systems. Similarly, experiments with marine communities and organisms provide insight into the underlying processes controlling the organization and functioning of ecological communities more generally. This point reflects the general connectedness of science in many ways across subject bound- ASSESSMENT OF THE OVERALL PLAN 31 aries that at first glance may appear quite impenetrable.

The six research themes lend themselves to interdisciplinary efforts and collaboration, both within and across agencies. The descriptions of major research areas in the plan also indicate the need for integration, systems approaches, and collaboration in the conduct of research and the gathering of data. However, the identification of important linkages among the six major themes and multidisciplinary needs within research priorities is uneven and in some instances quite weak. Pointing out these linkages throughout the report serves many important purposes, including more accurate 18 REVIEW OF THE OCEAN RESEARCH PRIORITIES PLAN identification of both the range of specific expertise needed to address the major themes and the scope of interdisciplinary and multiagency efforts that will be required.

Tools 5. Near-Term Priorities tures, and other tools would help to highlight information by consolidating it and presenting it in a format that has a greater impact on the reader. ADDRESSING THE STATEMENT OF TASK AND RECOMMENDATIONS Task 1 of the committee’s charge is to assess if the is plan responsive to the nation’s needs for ocean research and development. The committee finds that at a broad level, the draft plan is generally responsive to the nation’s needs for ocean research and development in addressing present problems and opportunities facing society.

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