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NOAA SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD, March 15 and 17, 2021, virtual, 1:00-5:00 pm ET

NOAA’s Science Advisory Board will meet on March 15 and on March 17, 2021, from 1:00-5:00 pm ET each day.

The agenda is now posted.


More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below, and on the Board’s website, where the agenda will be posted in due course.  The weblinks to listen to the meeting also are on the Board’s website.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for 
the meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will 
discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 15, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 
5:00 p.m. (EDT) and March 17, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). 
This time and the agenda topics described below are subject to change.
    For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website:

ADDRESSES: This is a virtual meeting. The webinar registration links 
for the March 15 and 17, 2021 meeting may be found on the website at 

Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 
20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or 
visit the SAB website at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is 
the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to operations and 
information services. SAB activities and advice

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provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and 
provide optimal support to resource management.

STATUS: The March 15 and 17, 2021 meeting will be open to public 
participation with a 15-minute public comment period at 4:45 p.m. EST 
on March 15. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its 
meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three minutes. 
Written comments for the March 15 and 17, 2021 meeting should be 
received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by March 1, 2021 to 
provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by 
the SAB Executive Director after this date will be distributed to the 
SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: This meeting is physically accessible to people 
with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed 
to the Executive Director no later than 12 p.m. on March 1, 2021.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The meeting on March 15 and 17, 2021 will 
include (1) NOAA Update; (2) NOAA Response to SAB Report: Data Archive 
and Access Requirements Working Group on Preparing for a Cloudy Future; 
(3) NOAA Response to SAB Report: Ecosystem Sciences and Management 
Working Group Report on Improving Fish Stock Assessments: A Report on 
Emerging Stock Assessment Technologies; (4) Update on Diversity, 
Equity, and Inclusion Discussion; (5) NOAA Response to CWG Subseasonal-
to-Seasonal-to-Decadal (S2S2D): A Pathway to Improved Prediction White 
Paper; (6) SAB Climate Working Group Advancing Earth Systems Prediction 
White Paper; (7) SAB Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group 
Report on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU); and (8) Update 
on SAB Work Plan Priority Topics. The full agenda will be published on 
the SAB website. Meeting materials, including work products, will also 
be available on the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    Dated: January 29, 2021.


March 17
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm