Comments On The Ocean Economy Satellite Account (OESA)

2019-07-08T17:10:55+00:00 July 5, 2019|

To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and the larger non-profit sector (to include philanthropy and aquariums), thank you for the opportunity to offer input into the development of a new set of national statistics...

Letter Of Support For NOPP Reauthorization Act

2019-06-11T16:29:20+00:00 June 10, 2019|

Dear Congressman Panetta: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I am writing to express support for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3161)…

Coalition Letter In Support Of The Securing American Science And Technology Act (SASTA)

2019-07-08T10:38:58+00:00 May 30, 2019|

Dear Representatives Sherrill and Gonzalez: The undersigned organizations write to thank you for introducing the “Securing American Science and Technology Act of 2019.” We applaud your bipartisan leadership on this timely and critically needed legislation. We strongly support the bill and urge the House of Representatives to pass it as soon as possible.

Letter Of Support For BLUE GLOBE Act

2019-06-11T16:28:39+00:00 May 28, 2019|

Dear Senators Whitehouse and Murkowski: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I am writing to express support for the Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries (BLUE GLOBE) Act…

FY20 Coalition Letter Supporting Strong Science R&D Funding

2019-06-10T14:49:17+00:00 April 23, 2019|

Dear Congressional Leaders: The undersigned U.S. science, engineering, and medical organizations urge you once again to prioritize federal research investments, raise the budgetary caps imposed on the discretionary budget and provide sustainable and robust investments for federal research in fiscal year 2020…

FY20 Senate Defense Appropriations Testimony

2019-06-10T14:47:28+00:00 April 12, 2019|

On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents the leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I appreciate the opportunity to submit for the record our fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding priorities for the Defense Appropriations Act…

FY20 House Defense Appropriations Testimony

2019-06-10T14:46:45+00:00 April 10, 2019|

On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents the leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I appreciate the opportunity to submit for the record our fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding priorities for the Defense Appropriations Act…

FY20 Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Testimony

2019-06-10T14:40:32+00:00 April 9, 2019|

On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents the leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I appreciate the opportunity to submit for the record our fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding priorities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)…

FY20 House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Testimony

2019-06-10T14:39:28+00:00 April 4, 2019|

On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents the leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and philanthropy (to include aquariums), I appreciate the opportunity to submit for the record our fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding priorities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)…

Letter Of Support For COAST Research Act

2019-06-11T11:10:04+00:00 March 1, 2019|

Dear Congresswoman Bonamici: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquariums, I am writing to express support for the Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act (H.R. 6267)...

Comments On “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Research and Development (R&D) Plan”

2019-06-10T14:35:02+00:00 February 8, 2019|

Dear NOAA Research Council: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquariums, I appreciate the opportunity to provide comments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Research and Development (R&D) Plan...

Coalition Letter In Support Of The Advancing The Quality And Understanding Of American Aquaculture Act (AQUAA Act)

2019-06-10T14:42:05+00:00 February 6, 2019|

Dear Senator: We write to request your support for increasing U.S. production of healthful, sustainable and affordable seafood through marine aquaculture. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Steve Palazzo (R-MS) intend to reintroduce an updated version of the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act” or the “AQUAA Act” this Congress...

FY19 Coalition Letter Detailing The Effects of the Government Shutdown On The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2019-06-10T14:41:51+00:00 January 28, 2019|

Dear Congressional Leaders, On behalf of the Friends of NOAA (FoNOAA) Coalition, we would like to express our concerns regarding the effects of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From private industry stakeholders, to contractors, to academic institutions, the impacts of the shutdown reached far beyond those felt immediately by NOAA employees...

FY19 Coalition Letter Detailing The Effects of the Government Shutdown On The National Science Foundation (NSF)

2019-06-10T14:42:22+00:00 January 23, 2019|

Dear President Trump and Congressional Leaders: As members of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) – a broad-based group of professional organizations, businesses, universities, and scientific societies that advocate for sustained, robust federal support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – we are writing to express our serious concerns about the impact of the government shutdown on America’s research enterprise...

Letter On FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science Funding

2019-02-08T15:52:11+00:00 November 30, 2018|

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leaders McConnell, Schumer, and Pelosi: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquaria, I want to thank you for your work on fiscal year (FY) 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations. As you continue with the process...

Letter In Support Of Strong Ocean Science Funding in FY 2020

2019-01-02T10:01:54+00:00 November 5, 2018|

Dear Director Mulvaney: As you prepare the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request, on behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquaria, I respectfully request you make funding for our nation’s ocean science agencies a priority...

Endorsement Of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier For OSTP Director

2019-01-02T10:01:22+00:00 August 21, 2018|

Dear Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquaria, I want to express my support for the nomination of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier to be director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)...

Comments On “Science And Technology For America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision”

2019-01-02T10:03:09+00:00 August 10, 2018|

To the Office of Science and Technology Policy: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents our nation’s leading ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and aquaria, I appreciate the opportunity to provide comment on Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision. The underlying idea conveyed in the draft...

Ocean Science And Technology Are Critical To An Effective Ocean Policy That Will Advance The Economic, Security, And Environmental Interests Of The United States

2018-06-25T17:20:40+00:00 June 20, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “The ocean has much to offer, but only [...]

Omnibus Spending Bill A Win For Ocean Sciences

2018-03-29T08:45:52+00:00 March 22, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “I am extremely pleased that the congressionally-passed omnibus spending plan for FY 2018 is a win for ocean and [...]

Investments In Ocean Science and Technology That Underpin Our Nation’s Security Left Out Of President’s Budget

2018-02-14T13:49:37+00:00 February 14, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the president’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “I am deeply disturbed by the proposed cuts to ocean and Earth sciences and technology in the president’s budget [...]

Statement From President And CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.) On Confirmation of Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet to be Deputy Administrator of NOAA

2018-08-28T14:08:07+00:00 October 6, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. [...]

President And CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Our Nation’s Economy, Health, And Security Benefit From Federal Investments In Basic And Early-Stage Research

2018-08-28T14:05:51+00:00 September 6, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to Congress’ consideration of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018, on the House floor this week, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, submitted the following letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership. “As the House considers H.R. [...]

President and CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Gallaudet Brings Science, Oceanography, and Meteorology Expertise to NOAA

2018-08-28T14:08:25+00:00 September 2, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet to be the next deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “Yesterday, the president [...]

Ignoring The Changing Climate Threatens Our National, Homeland, and Economic Security

2018-08-28T14:02:15+00:00 June 1, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) -- In response to President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the following statement was issued by Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. “Much like geometry, climate change isn’t an abstract concept to be believed or disbelieved. Measurable points, [...]

A Foundation For Greatness Must Include Investing In Our Future

2018-08-28T14:03:22+00:00 May 23, 2017|

(Washington, D.C.) – The following statement was issued by Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in response to cuts to federal Earth and ocean science, as well as grant programs, in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” “Greatness isn’t [...]

Abandoning Federal Investments in Ocean Science Jeopardizes Our Nation

2018-08-28T14:04:39+00:00 March 17, 2017|

(Click to enlarge) Pacific Ocean. (Credit: Copyright Michele Hogan) Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s Statement of the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2018. (Washington, D.C.) –The following statement was issued by Admiral Jonathan White, President and CEO of Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in response to the steep reductions to federal Earth and ocean [...]

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Letter on Ocean Science, National Security, International Collaboration, and Science Communication

2018-08-28T14:01:12+00:00 February 3, 2017|

President and CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Our National Security Depends on Attracting the Brightest Minds and Sharing Science In a letter released today, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership President and CEO RADM Jon White (USN, ret.) calls on President Trump to recognize the important role that science, particularly ocean science, plays in our [...]