Working Groups

The Science Advisory Board is called upon to provide advice to NOAA on a wide variety of topics important to the agency. Because of the breadth of subject matter that the group addresses, they frequently consult with additional experts on specific topics. In some cases, the technical nature of a topic requires them to convene a specific group of experts to study the subject for a period of time (typically 6-18 months) prior to providing written recommendations back to the Science Advisory Board (/ad hoc/ working groups and task forces). In some cases, certain topics are deemed to be of long-term interest for NOAA and the SAB establishes groups of experts with whom they consult on a regular basis (standing working groups); the version linked here is the final version dated July 2017. The details about existing and past working groups are also listed here. Reports from these groups may be found here or with the  Reports.

standing working groups

Past/Ad Hoc / Working Groups

Existing / Ad hoc / Working Groups, PANELS and Task Forces


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NOAA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997. It is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education and the application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction.