"This memorandum summarizes the priorities for FY2011, developed by the JSOST [Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology], including near-term priorities and infrastructure priorities. These are designed to advance work in support of the six societal themes of Charting the Course for Ocean Science: 1) Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Ocean Resources, 2) Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards, 3) Enabling Marine Operations, 4) The Ocean's Role in Climate, 5) Improving Ecosystem Health, and 6) Enhancing Human Health. Appendix A describes these six societal themes and accounts for changes within them since Charting the Course for Ocean Science was published in January 2007. It is the intent of the JSOST to regularly revisit the priorities and update them as necessary as measured against metrics for success and completion."
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