Monthly program update for Advocacy
A fellowship for marine science postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates interested in bridging the gap between science and policy by spending a year in Washington DC researching, developing and advocating for research and sound ocean policy.
This week over one billion people in 192 countries celebrated Earth Day. We planted trees, shared recycling tips, pledged action to combat climate change, and took a moment to reflect on what nature has given us.
The Japanese government’s five-year ocean policy plan is nearing approval
Today, the Obama Administration released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people.
This month, Congress completed the FY13 Appropriations Process, albeit halfway through the fiscal year.
On March 6, Ocean Leadership presented U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R – AK) and Mark Begich (D – AK) with the Admiral James D. Watkins Congressional Leadership Award at the organization’s Public Policy Forum.
Failure of Congress and the President to agree to a budget deal in February led to the implementation of the $85 billion discretionary budget sequester on March 1.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is hosting a Public Policy Forum on Economies of a Changing Ocean where they will award Senator Lisa Murkowski (R – AK) and Senator Mark Begich (D – AK) with the Admiral James D. Watkins Congressional Leadership Award.
I am pleased to transmit this document, Science for an Ocean Nation: An Update of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan, which presents national research priorities in key areas of interaction between society and the ocean.