Jon White – From the President’s Office: 04-30-2018

2018-04-30T16:30:42+00:00 April 30, 2018|

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the American Meteorological Society’s Washington Forum. The theme, Connecting Science and Technology with Business and Public Policy, provided a platform to examine public policy issues across ocean, weather, water, and climate sciences, and I was pleased to speak on how advances in ocean science and technology extend far beyond our coasts, impacting every American every day.

Also last week, I was delighted to see the Senate Commerce Committee approve the bipartisan Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act of 2018 (S. 2511), introduced by Senators Wicker and Schatz. CENOTE would advance ocean science and technology partnerships by addressing gaps in the establishment of public-private partnerships among defense and non-defense agencies, industry, and academia. I’m pleased to see it moving and hope the Senate picks up the bill for a floor vote soon. Partnerships are key to the principles on which COL was founded, and we’ve been exploring how they can advance ocean science and technology (learn more about our public policy forum on that topic here) – which is key to the future, not only of ocean science and technology, but to our security as well.

Member Highlight
New Study Shows Increased Bull Shark Presence In Estuary
Since the blockbuster movie “Jaws” hit the big screen in 1975, the thought of what lurks beneath the water has impacted many swimmers. According to research released by a team of scientists from East Carolina University, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, it turns out there’s plenty, and the population of bull sharks in the Pamlico Sound, and potentially the river, is growing.

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