Report to the U.S. Congress on the National Oceanographic Partnership Program
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM WASHINGTON DC
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The National Oceanographic Partnership Program NOPP was established in Fiscal Year 1997 through Public Law 104-201. Supplemental legislation for appointments to the NOPP oversight body, the National Ocean Research Leadership Council NORLC and the Ocean Research Advisory Panel ORAP is contained in Public Law 105-85, the FY 1998 Defense Authorization Act. The Secretary of the Navy is charged in Subtitle E of title II, Division A, Public Law 104-201 to establish a National Oceanographic Partnership Program to 1 promote the national goals of assuring national security, advancing economic development, protecting quality of life, and strengthening science education and communication through improved knowledge of the ocean and 2 to coordinate and strengthen oceanographic efforts in support of those goals by - a identifying and carrying out partnerships among Federal agencies, academia, industry, and other members of the oceanographic scientific community in the areas of data, resources, education, and communication, and b reporting annually to Congress on the Program. This report of the Fiscal Year 1999 Partnership Program meets that statutory requirement.
- Administration and Management
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Military Forces and Organizations