Letter In Support Of Strong Ocean Science Funding in FY 2020

2018-11-16T11:08:42+00:00 November 5, 2018|

November 5, 2018 The Honorable Mick Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget New Executive Office Building 725 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20503 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, [...]

Endorsement Of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier For OSTP Director

2018-10-23T17:05:37+00:00 August 21, 2018|

August 21, 2018 The Honorable John Thune Chairman Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Bill Nelson Ranking Member Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson: On behalf of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), [...]

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

2018-10-23T17:07:32+00:00 August 10, 2018|

10 August 2018 Office of Science and Technology Policy Eisenhower Executive Office Building 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20504 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 [...]

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 [...]

President and CEO RADM Jon White (Ret.): Myers Nominated to Join Gallaudet, Bringing Weather and Ocean Expertise to NOAA

2018-02-14T14:32:42+00:00 October 12, 2017|

In response to President Trump’s nomination of Mr. Barry Lee Myers to be Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Department of Commerce and following on the heels of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet’s confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium [...]

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 [...]