Tagged: Science Funding

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.

The Senate Appropriations committee approved the bipartisan Defense Bill. (Credit: Greg Bishop/Flickr)

Senate Committee Supports Ships And Bipartisanship

Following eight public hearings and one closed hearing, the Senate Appropriations committee approved the bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017, S.3000, after the Subcommittee on Defense completed its markup earlier in the week.

President Barack Obama (Credit: Pete Souza)

Republicans Say ‘Nope’ To NOP (National Ocean Policy)

In 2010, President Obama released Executive Order 13547, Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes, commonly referred to as the National Ocean Policy (NOP). It is designed to protect, maintain, and restore the health of ecosystems and resources of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes; to enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies; to preserve maritime heritage; to support sustainable uses and access; and to coordinate with our national security and foreign policy interests.

Votes advance key legislation. (Credit: Defense.gov)

House Committee Approves Defense Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2017 bill by voice vote this week to fund the Department of Defense. The legislation funds critical national security needs, including military operations and readiness programs, as well as research and development.

BOEM denied six pending permits for seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: International Association of Geophysical Contractors)

Geosciences Are Critical To All Aspects Of Offshore Energy

From the assessment of sediment characteristics used to identify where to drill for oil to the seismic surveys required to safely anchor a wind turbine, when it comes to finding and securing energy in an offshore environment, geosciences are of the utmost importance.