The NOAA Science Council sustains several standing committees to enable the Council to achieve its mission.
Cooperative Research Committee
NOAA Administrative Order 216-107 established a new NOAA policy on cooperative institutes and created the CI Committee to ensure compliance with the new policy and, when requested, to provide information to assist the Science Council with general CI program oversight.
Research & Development Enterprise Committee (RDEC)
The RDEC focuses on strengthening NOAA's R&D enterprise through effective planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
Line Office Transition Managers Committee (LOTMC)
The LOTMC focuses on improving the effectiveness of NOAA’s transitions of research to applications, on which the outcomes of NOAA’s Strategic Goals critically depend.
NOAA Libraries Advisory Committee (NLAC)
The NLAC advises the NOAA Science Council concerning the structure and operation of the NOAA Library System, working toward the vision of a Library System that is sustainable and meets the most critical needs for researchers to continue accomplishing NOAA's mission.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program Committee (NOPP-C)
The NOPP-C will work to improve the effectiveness of NOAA’s participation in the NOPP, which facilitates partnerships between federal agencies, academia, and industry to advance ocean science research and education. The NOPP-C will coordinate NOPP activities within NOAA and provide guidance on the allocation of any dedicated NOAA NOPP funds. NOAA Administrative Order 216-107 established a new NOAA policy on cooperative institutes and created the CI Committee to ensure compliance with the new policy and, when requested, to provide information to assist the Science Council with general CI program oversight.
Social Science Committee
The Social Science Committee shall advise on current and existing research and data needs as well as challenges to integrate social sciences on agency’s operations and decision making process.
Science and Technology Synergy Committee
The mission of the NOAA Science & Technology Synergy Committee is to drive collaboration for strategic implementation of emerging science and technology, identify priorities, develop best practices to advance the NOAA science portfolio, and serve as a technical resource for the NOAA Science Council.