* Resources providing data on diversity exist, e.g.,
Action Item--provide previous ORAP education report to current ORAP.
* Economic realities will force changes in the way of doing business by federal and private institutions. Increased sharing and cooperation will be required as financial resources are restricted. The ORAP could examine the needs for and benefits of increased public/private partnerships for providing data and predictions about the ocean.
Action Item--provide report on public/private partnerships that
* Given limited fiscal and infrastructure resources, international cooperation in ocean research and operations may become necessary in order to collect sufficient data to understand and predict the ocean. One example of international cooperation is
* Public policy decisions require decision-making but ocean data sets are always incomplete and predictions include uncertainty. How can uncertainty be assessed and conveyed to the public? The ORAP could examine uncertainty in decision making, how to improve estimates of uncertainty, and how to improve communication of uncertainty in prediction of ocean-related events.
Ocean Research Enterprise
* What are the emerging ocean research questions? What ocean skill sets are needed to address 21st century issues? Will public/private partnerships provide new approaches? The NRC's Polar Research Board is looking at the broad perspective and emerging issues. The NRC's Ocean Studies Board is beginning a Decadal Study that will address these questions.
Technology Transfer From the Military
* Many ocean sensors and platforms used for research were first developed by the military. Early development of military ocean technology is carried out in an unclassified environment so that information is available in the literature.
Action Item--Co-chairs author a second memo to the NOC revisiting ideas for future topics for ORAP to report on
* Why diversity is important in ocean sciences.
* It is imperative to have international cooperation in the ocean enterprise.
* Uncertainty in data and model output.
* ONR has sufficient travel money to hold an August meeting, including travel support for invited speakers.
* It costs about the same to bring ORAP to DC or
* Cancel the
* Possible virtual meeting (must be open to the public) in October to approve the education report and discuss new tasks from the NOC.
* ONR will initiate doodle polls to schedule teleconference in September or October; next in-person meeting perhaps
Overview of Progress From Working Groups--Continued
Ocean Infrastructure Report--Summary--
* The report is on track. The writing team will add a piece on public/private partnerships; offer examples of approaches on infrastructure; provide demographics of proposals submitted to NSF and discuss evolving mechanism(s) of infrastructure funding from research use to operational use.
* Expect to have a draft ready by the August meeting with possible ORAP review either in October or December/January.
Public Comment Period
The OSB has been tasked to perform a
There were no further comments from the public.
The DFO adjourned the meeting at
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