Notice of Availability of a Draft NOAA Climate Service Strategic Vision and Framework for Public Review, and Notice of Informational Webinar Meetings, 57739 [2010-23630]

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The new service will directly support NOAA’s vision of ‘‘an informed society that uses a comprehensive understanding of the role of the oceans, coasts, and atmosphere in the global ecosystem to make the best social and economic decisions.’’ It will also contribute to NOAA’s mission ‘‘to understand and anticipate changes in Earth’s environment, and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs.’’ The reorganization of existing agency assets is intended to help NOAA better work with our partners to respond to the growing demands for climate information from the public, business, industry, local, state and Federal agencies, and decision makers. As part of the process to establish a new NCS, NOAA recently completed a strategic vision and framework document that describes how NOAA proposes to respond to society’s growing need for climate services. The document describes the vision and outlines how SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 57739 the NCS can achieve new strategic goals related to the delivery and development of reliable, timely, and authoritative climate science and service to enable a climate-resilient society to grow and prosper. NOAA will accept comments on the strategic vision from September 21 to midnight on October 18, 2010. A copy of the draft document and instructions on how to submit comments can be found at http://www.noaa.gov/climate. NOAA is also hosting a series of informational webinars for individuals and organizations to learn more about the proposed NCS vision and timeline and to provide an opportunity for to answer questions, and obtain feedback. Each webinar is targeted to a specific sector, and will begin with a presentation from Dr. Chet Koblinsky, Director, NOAA Climate Program Office and Transitional Deputy Director, NOAA Climate service, and will be followed by a question and answer session. The webinar meeting dates are: 1. Friday, September 24, 2010, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, for the academic research community. 2. Friday, September 24, 2010, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, for state and local government officials. 3. Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for the corporate and business community. 4. Thursday, September 30, 2010, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for nongovernmental and non-profit organizations. For specific instructions for each webinar, please visit http:// www.noaa.gov/climateresources/ meetings. Additional information about the proposed NOAA Climate Service, including questions and answers can be found at http://www.noaa.gov/climate. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brady Phillips, NOAA Office of Communications and External Affairs, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202– 482–2365, Fax: 202–482–3154, E-mail: brady.phillips@noaa.gov); or visit http: //www.noaa.gov/climateresources/ meetings. Dated: September 16, 2010. Mark E. Brown, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–23630 Filed 9–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice of Availability of a Draft NOAA Climate Service Strategic 
Vision and Framework for Public Review, and Notice of Informational 
Webinar Meetings

ACTION: Notice of availability of a draft NOAA Climate Service 
strategic vision and framework for public review, and notice of 
informational webinar meetings.

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SUMMARY: On February 8, 2010, the Department of Commerce and the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their 
intent to establish a new NOAA Climate Service (NCS). The new service 
will directly support NOAA's vision of ``an informed society that uses 
a comprehensive understanding of the role of the oceans, coasts, and 
atmosphere in the global ecosystem to make the best social and economic 
decisions.'' It will also contribute to NOAA's mission ``to understand 
and anticipate changes in Earth's environment, and conserve and manage 
coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social and 
environmental needs.'' The reorganization of existing agency assets is 
intended to help NOAA better work with our partners to respond to the 
growing demands for climate information from the public, business, 
industry, local, state and Federal agencies, and decision makers.
    As part of the process to establish a new NCS, NOAA recently 
completed a strategic vision and framework document that describes how 
NOAA proposes to respond to society's growing need for climate 
services. The document describes the vision and outlines how the NCS 
can achieve new strategic goals related to the delivery and development 
of reliable, timely, and authoritative climate science and service to 
enable a climate-resilient society to grow and prosper.
    NOAA will accept comments on the strategic vision from September 21 
to midnight on October 18, 2010. A copy of the draft document and 
instructions on how to submit comments can be found at http://www.noaa.gov/climate.
    NOAA is also hosting a series of informational webinars for 
individuals and organizations to learn more about the proposed NCS 
vision and timeline and to provide an opportunity for to answer 
questions, and obtain feedback. Each webinar is targeted to a specific 
sector, and will begin with a presentation from Dr. Chet Koblinsky, 
Director, NOAA Climate Program Office and Transitional Deputy Director, 
NOAA Climate service, and will be followed by a question and answer 
session.

DATES: The webinar meeting dates are:
    1. Friday, September 24, 2010, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, for the 
academic research community.
    2. Friday, September 24, 2010, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, for state 
and local government officials.
    3. Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for the 
corporate and business community.
    4. Thursday, September 30, 2010, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for non-
governmental and non-profit organizations.
    For specific instructions for each webinar, please visit http://www.noaa.gov/climateresources/meetings. Additional information about 
the proposed NOAA Climate Service, including questions and answers can 
be found at http://www.noaa.gov/climate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brady Phillips, NOAA Office of 
Communications and External Affairs, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202-482-2365, Fax: 202-482-3154, E-mail: 
brady.phillips@noaa.gov); or visit http://www.noaa.gov/climateresources/meetings.

    Dated: September 16, 2010.
Mark E. Brown,
Acting Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-23630 Filed 9-21-10; 8:45 am]
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