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A Strategic Plan for Noaa's National Ocean Service

By Spinrad, Richard W.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000661585
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: A Strategic Plan for Noaa's National Ocean Service  
Author: Spinrad, Richard W.
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Science., Ecology & environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
Collection: National Oceanographic Data Center
Subcollection:
Historic
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Publisher: Government Reference Publication

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Introduction: From the headwaters of coastal and Great Lakes watersheds to the open oceans that extend beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone 200 miles offshore, America?s oceans and coasts offer vast opportunities and challenges, including: Increasing demands on ocean and coastal ecosystems from expanding human population and economic development, such as marine recreation and transportation; Evolving local, state, federal, and international institutional roles; Seasonal, interannual, and long-term ocean variability; and advances in science and technology.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CORE CAPABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOAL 1 Protect, restore, and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through ecosystem-based management GOAL 2 Understand climate variability and change to enhance society?s ability to plan and respond GOAL 3 Serve society?s needs for weather and water information GOAL 4 Support the nation?s commerce with information for safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation CROSS-CUTTING PRIORITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Integrated global environmental observation and data management system Environmental literacy, outreach, and education Sound, state-of-the-art research International cooperation and collaboration Homeland security Organizational excellence: leadership, human capital, facilities, information technology, and administrative products and services APPENDIX A: NOS Organizational Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 4 4 8 9 10 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 21

 

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