Tagged: Science Funding

Dr. William Easterling will lead the Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation starting in June 2017. (Credit: NSF)

Changes For NSF’s Major Research Facilities

With bipartisan support, the NSF Major Research Facility Reform Act (H.R. 5049) passed in the House by roll call vote, 412-9. The bill, introduced by Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), is intended to yield improved financial management and oversight of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s major (more than $100 million) multi-user research facilities.

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology is asking for input on its 10-year ocean research plan.

Appropriators Tackle Ocean Science Bills

Last month, 13 bills of interest to the ocean science and technology community were introduced in Congress or advanced through committee. Appropriations season has been heating up in the Capitol and numerous relevant ocean science spending bills have begun their path toward congressional approval.

Representative Sam Farr (CA-20) supports ocean research and new fisheries technology (Credit: Wikimedia)

House Committee Limits Earth And Ocean Funding

The House Appropriations Committee continued its efforts to pass the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the U.S. government this week by marking up the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017.