Call in details for December 8th Public Webinar "Ocean Research in the Coming Decade"

December 6, 2016
By Jessica Rohde

Call-in Details for the December 8thPublic Webinar for the Upcoming 10-Year Ocean Research Plan

 As mentioned in previous announcements, the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) under the National Science Technology Council (NSTC)  is hosting its first public webinar for the Upcoming 10-Year Ocean Research Plan (the Plan), tentatively titled, “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade.” The Plan will describe the most pressing research questions and most promising areas of opportunity within the ocean science and technology (S&T) enterprise. It will set the stage for actions across Federal agencies and with non-Federal entities to address societal needs and issues of national importance. The overall purpose of the Plan is to provide up-to-date, cohesive, and strategic guidance for the Federal ocean S&T enterprise, informed by and in alignment with the ocean S&T community and science-based information needs of resource managers, policy-makers, educators, and stakeholders. This new Plan will supersede the NSTC’s “Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade,” which was published in 2007 and updated in 2013.

 This public webinar is open to all interested parties who would like to learn more and provide any questions or input to the content and structure of the Plan.

 Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 11a.m.-12p.m. EST

 To join the Webinar via WebEx Event Center:

To connect to Webinar audio:

  • To connect to audio via telephone, call Verizon Toll-free: 1-888-957-9878 orToll: 1-415-228-5003 and enter audio access code 8414401. (International Call-in Numbers)
  • State and spell your name and affiliation to be connected to the meeting in listen-only mode until Q&A is announced.  Alternatively, to connect to streaming audio via the computer, go to URL: .
  • Participants connecting from international locations will need to dial the appropriate global access number from the international dial-in numbers chart in the attached document and enter the audio access passcode 2222222 (for international participants only).

To view Real-time captions during the Event:

  • To view real-time captions during the event open a separate browser page at and enter event confirmation #3129699.

WebEx Technical Assistance:

 A Public Information Period is now open through January 1, 2017. A publicly-available Prospectus outlines the purpose and intended uses of the Plan, the proposed structure and content of the Plan, how the Plan will be developed and reviewed, and opportunities for community and stakeholder engagement. The SOST is not seeking comments on the Prospectus itself, but is using it to stimulate public feedback on the overall framing and content of the Plan. More information on the Plan and the Prospectus are available at A Federal Register Notice provides additional information on the Public Information Period:

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Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Jessica McGrath, NSF

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