Public Comment Period Open: NOAA 5-Year R&D Plan

13 May 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-24

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research Council has drafted the NOAA Five Year Research and Development (R&D) Plan. The plan was formulated with input from across the agency, as well as key stakeholders. NOAA is now seeking public input to help set the course for future R&D efforts. The public comment period will close 3 June 2013.

Below is an example of the statement from Bob Detrick, NOAA’s acting Chief Scientist, and Chair of the Research Council.

“I am asking for your help to further strengthen the Plan by providing input during the public comment period. Please consider how best to:

  • Emphasize areas where collaboration with non-NOAA scientists would be particularly valuable
  • Enhance integration of R&D across goals and disciplines towards a more holistic understanding of the Earth System
  • Highlight connections and interdependencies among R&D goals and objectives
  • Further focus our five-year targets to achieve clear results.”

The plan will be revised based on comments received during this public comment period. To provide comments, please visit the NOAA website and follow the instructions.