Draft Strategic Research Plan - Public Comment Submission
Public involvement is critical for the development of a robust and relevant response to the
impacts of ocean acidification. We encourage the public to submit comments and input on the
draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification.
General comments are welcome and specific comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed
strategy meets the requirements of the FOARAM legislation, (b) whether the proposed strategy
meets the ocean acidification research needs of the US; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility,
and clarity of the strategy; and (d) any additional information that is currently absent that needs
to be included. Comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter of public
record and will be posted online together with responses from the Interagency Working Group.
All comments will be taken seriously and addressed in the Strategic Research Plan to the extent
You can submit comments in the following ways:
- Via the on-line form below. The form allows for 20 comments to be submitted at one time. Additional forms may be submitted for responses with greater than 20 comments.
- Via submitting a revised version of the strategy, with changes tracked, to NMFS.ST.OAStrategy@noaa.gov(see bottom of form).
- Via the U.S. mail to:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
ATTN: OA Strategy Coordinator
1315 East-West Highway, F/ST7
Silver Spring, MD 20910
comments you provide as public information. You may enter a comment as 'anonymous' if you
do not want this information available to the public.
While this is a public process, comments that meet the following criteria will NOT be posted:
Contains vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, threats, obscenity, or
offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups;
Promotes services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the comment are
Are far off-topic (i.e., not pertinent to the draft); or
Make unsupported accusations.
If you have a question about the status of your comment, send an email to
***We acknowledge NOAA for hosting the public comment collection system. This effort is a
collaborative effort across federal agencies, and is not the product of any one agency. Comments
submitted through this system will be considered by those involved in the development of this