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NOS Coastal Science Board


      NCCOS scientists prepare for sediment collection. The need for sampling missions like this was
      brought into sharp focus when NOAA and other Federal agencies scrambled to characterize
      contamination levels of water and land before Deepwater Horizon oil reached Gulf of Mexico
      shorelines.
NCCOS scientists prepare for sediment collection. The need for sampling missions like this was brought into sharp focus when NOAA and other Federal agencies scrambled to characterize contamination levels of water and land before Deepwater Horizon oil reached Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

The purpose of the internal National Ocean Service's (NOS) Coastal Science Board is to advise the Director of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and provide assistance to NCCOS in establishing and addressing priorities for coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resource management science, as well as in identifying current and future science and research requirements in support of NOS Program Offices, associated stakeholders, and statutory mandates.

The Board serves as a forum to strengthen internal connections between NOS Programs resulting in better service to NOS constituents and greater support of NOAA's mission. The Board consists of members from almost every Program Office within NOS as well as the NOS Deputy Administrator, the NOS Chief Science Advisor, the Director of NCCOS, the NOAA Coastal Goal lead.