ERIC Number: ED466713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
NOAA & Academia Partnership Building Conference. Highlights (3rd, Washington, DC, November 14-15, 2001).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Silver Spring, MD.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
In November 2001 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hosted the third NOAA and Academia Partnership to evaluate, maintain, and expand on efforts to optimize NOAA-university cooperation. Close partnership between the NOAA and U.S. universities has produced many benefits for the U.S. economy and the environment. Based on the meeting itself and subsequent feedback, the Conference Steering Committee identified a general recommendation on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Strategic Plan. The general recommendation is that research and education should be recognized as part of the core mission of NOAA and the partnership with the academic community should be recognized as one of the principal means of fulfilling NOAAs mission. These priority issues were identified: (1) improve observation prediction capabilities and dissemination of data; (2) formalize education and outreach as a core NOAA mission area; (3) streamline and modernize data management and dissemination; (4) utilize a broader approach to ecosystems and living marine resources; and (5) explore new opportunities and evaluate current partnership efforts for centers of excellence. The report also summarizes the sessions of the conference. The importance of public outreach and education to both the general public as well as decision makers at all levels emerged as a top priority in all four sessions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Science Education
For full text: http://www.nasulgc.org/CFERR/Oceans/NOAA_Partnerships.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Silver Spring, MD.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.