U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee seeks new members

the 20 attendees of the June 2023 IOOS Advisory Committee meeting pose in front of a projected computer screen showing a landscape.

IOOS Advisory Committee members and meeting attendees in June 2023. Photo credit: NOAA/Krisa Arzayus


The U.S Integrated Ocean Observing System is looking to fill 10 vacancies on their advisory committee for three year terms beginning in September 2024.

The U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee provides advice to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and to the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on the planning, integrated design, operation, maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of U.S. IOOS®. The committee meets in person twice a year and holds additional virtual meetings as needed. Members are invited to join for an initial three year period, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.

As a federal advisory committee, the membership of the committee should represent the diverse viewpoints and geography of the nation. NOAA particularly encourages individuals with expertise in the Great Lakes; philanthropy; NGOs; academic/scientific institutions; IOOS regional interests; state, local and tribal interests; renewable energy, including offshore wind; blue economy; social science; public-private partnerships; marine technologies industries; data management and architecture; ocean and coastal leadership; and other science-related fields to apply for membership.

The new member solicitation is open now. Applicants must submit all of the items requested in the Federal Register Notice. The entire application package should be a maximum of eight pages. All materials should be submitted to Laura.Gewain@noaa.gov no later than January 2, 2024. Interested applicants are welcome to attend the upcoming public meeting of the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee on December 4-5 (registration here). For more information on the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, please visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee webpage. Questions about the committee, membership, or the upcoming meeting should be directed to the Designated Federal Officer, Krisa Arzayus (krisa.arzayus@noaa.gov).


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