Serial No. 107-26; Serial No. 107-47: Ocean Exploration and Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems: Joint Oversight Hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Subcommittee on Research, Committee on Science, and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, Committee on Resources, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Seventh Congress, First Session, July 12, 2001, 2001 [open pdf - 446KB]
From the Hearing Charter: "This hearing follows up on hearings in the 104th, 105th, and 106th Congresses on Federal interagency cooperation on ocean research and particularly on the progress of, and plans for, the implementation of an integrated and sustained-ocean observing system. The hearing will also examine the need to coordinate the rapidly proliferating coastal observing systems. Finally, it will review the Report of the President's Panel on Ocean Exploration and the implementation of that report's recommendations. […] Coordinating and, of course, funding an integrated and sustained coastal and ocean observation system will have many benefits. Such a system will assist in: detecting and forecasting oceanic components of climate variability; facilitating safe and efficient marine operations; ensuring national security; managing living resources for sustainable use; preserving healthy and restoring degraded marine ecosystems; mitigating natural hazards; and ensuring public health. " Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Vernon J. Ehlers, Wayne Gilchrest, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Nick Smith, Robert Underwood, Curt Weldon, Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, Scott B. Gudes, Rita R. Colwell, Jay M. Cohen, Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Marcia K. McNutt, Robert D. Ballard, Robert A. Weller, J. Frederick Grassle, Alfred M. Beeton, Alexander Malahoff, Scott B. Gudes, and William J. Merrell.
Serial No. 107-26; Serial No. 107-47