A Plan for Ocean Research in the Coming Decade
Every day, society makes decisions about the ocean and its resources, often involving challenging circumstances, competing interests, and drivers that occur far away from the ocean. Now is an opportune time to examine, as an ocean Nation, what ocean research, technologies, innovations, and education and workforce development are needed to tackle local, regional, national, and global challenges.
This new Plan will apply lessons learned from and replace Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy which was initially developed in 2007 and refreshed in 2013.
This webpage will remain active throughout the entire Plan development process, and will provide the following: