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NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Social Science Strategic Plan for Weather & Water
NOAA has drafted a Social Science Strategic Plan for Weather & Water to foster and guide research and analysis, encourage cooperation, coordination, integration, and outreach, generate support, and stimulate improved understanding of social science contributions throughout NOAA and its stakeholder communities.
The Plan is an outgrowth of several years of effort by the NOAA Research Council, the NOAA Executive Council, and the Office of Program Planning and Integration in cooperation with the NOAA Mission Goal Teams and line offices to stimulate the use of social science in planning and decision-making.
We welcome your comments on the draft plan including any perceived inconsistencies or possible omissions of important topics. Please provide your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19, 2008.
Supporting NOAA's Services
NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs. Our services touch at least $3 trillion of America's economy every day.
NOAA research is at the center of all NOAA services. Our research helps improve weather forecasts and enhances navigation and aviation safety, as well as a variety of coastal services. From remote sensing to climate research and ocean exploration – our world-class scientists conduct research that contributes to public safety, healthy ecosystems, and a robust economy. Today, NOAA's research team is working with partners to build concepts for Earth-system modeling that will help answer some of our most pressing questions about the planet and how we can build disaster-resilient communities.
Maintaining an active constituent relations program ensures that OAR and NOAA leadership communicate effectively and often with their most important customers.
Collaborating for Greater Success
OAR has developed three tenets for success. We are committed to conducting and sponsoring preeminent research, providing maximum value to society, all within a culture of transparency. The OAR Executive Leadership Team prepared “Collaborating for Greater Success,” highlighting strategies and tactics to meet these three goals. We are now in the process of developing metrics to measure our success and we welcome your input. Please send your comments to email@example.com.
Constituent involvement is essential to OAR's success as we strive to define our priorities and align them with the soon-to-be-released NOAA Five-Year Research Plan. The purpose of this series of Roundtables is to solicit input from key constituents to ensure OAR's priorities reflect the needs of our current and future partners and customers.
Severe Weather Research Roundtable (November 7, 2007)
Extended Continental Shelf Roundtable (October 2, 2007)
Great Day in the Great Lakes, NOAA 200th Anniversary Stakeholder Roundtable (Sept. 8, 2007)
Earth System Modeling (Aug 2, 2007)
Environmental Data & Information Services Roundtable (July 10, 2007)
Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem Management (May 24, 2007)
Global Observations – Local Decisions, Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) (April 13, 2007)
Advanced Undersea Technologies Roundtable (March 13, 2007)
Building NOAA’s Weather & Water Social Science Program Roundtable (February 1, 2007)
Boston Roundtable (September 20, 2006)