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Science Advisory Panel

The Oceans Act of 2000 specifically tasked the Commission with establishing a Science Advisory Panel to assist the Commission in preparing its report and to ensure "...that the scientific information considered by the Commission is based on the best scientific information available.î The Commission approved the panelís charter at its January 15, 2002, meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The panel membership was approved by the Commission at its Florida-Caribbean Region meeting held on February 22, 2002, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Science Advisory Panel Charter


The composition of the Science Advisory Panel was determined by the Commissioners with advice from the National Academy of Sciences and reflects the breadth of issues before the Commission and the Working Group structure adopted at the Commission’s first meeting.

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Science Advisory Panel Charter (pdf, 75kb)


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