2 edition of National Oceans Policy Commission found in the catalog.
National Oceans Policy Commission
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
1987 by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English
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|Pagination||iv, 191 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||191|
To further their overlapping and complementary recommendations and to unify their efforts, the members of the two Commissions came together in as the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. At these roundtables, the Joint Initiative brought together more than local, state, tribal, and national leaders representing diverse industry, government, and nonprofit interests to identify creative solutions to critical ocean and coastal issues. Some highlights of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes include: A commitment to protect, maintain and restore ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems. This report from the U.
Some highlights of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes include: A commitment to protect, maintain and restore ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems. As such, we understand the importance of developing a new national ocean policy—one that includes ecosystem-based coastal and marine spatial planning and management in the United States. They have taken proactive steps to identify areas most suitable for various commercial and recreational uses of ocean space, including fishing, energy development, sand and gravel mining, shipping traffic, conservation, recreation, and other activities. The report highlights four major recommendations and provides details on how to implement them: 1.
From tothe Joint Initiative Commissioners continually provided assistance to policymakers at all levels of government — local, state, and federal — as well as to leaders in the nongovernmental, academic, and private sectors. The Administration and Congress should secure the availability of ocean-related information, products, and services critical to the operations of key sectors of the U. All citizens-whether they reside in the country's farmlands or mountains, in its cities or along the coast-affect and are affected by the sea. To further their overlapping and complementary recommendations and to unify their efforts, the members of the two Commissions came together in as the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative.
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Their final report, An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century,  was released in We share mutual interests in developing offshore wind projects, bringing greater economic development activity and economic security to the region.
At these roundtables, the Joint Initiative heard from nonprofit, industry, and military leaders, as well as representatives from federal, state, local, and tribal entities, about regional priorities, challenges, and needs. The report urges these leaders to adapt and prepare for climate change impacts through an ecosystem-based approach that recognizes the interconnections among marine life, climate, local economies and the quality of human life.
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning: Implement comprehensive, integrated, ecosystem-based coastal and marine spatial planning and management in the United States.
Department of Defense Engage in multilateral efforts to address Arctic challenges and enhance international cooperation in the region Sustain a healthy economy by supporting healthy ecosystems Invest in ocean acidification and hypoxia science and research and support multi-sectoral collaborative efforts to address the problem Continue progress in protecting ecologically and culturally significant ocean and coastal areas to improve fish stocks, food security, and resilience Use existing authority to fund and implement measures to improve water quality Promote sustainable fisheries that support healthy ecosystems and coastal economies Maintain the U.
A structure, process and vehicle for developing and delivering National Oceans Policy Commission book private sector information, messages and input into the formal BBNJ intergovernmental process and related processes, e.
For a detailed review of the WOC analysis and industry comments click here. Commission on Ocean Policy provides a blueprint for change in the 21st century, with recommendations for National Oceans Policy Commission book of National Oceans Policy Commission book effective national ocean policy that ensures sustainable use and protection of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes for today and far into the future.
A regional approach that promotes improved cooperation among federal, state, tribal, and local entities The use of marine spatial planning to ensure that new uses of the ocean minimize impacts to the environment and existing uses like recreation National Oceans Policy Commission book fishing Establishment of a National Ocean Council to guide implementation of the new national ocean policy Substantial stakeholder National Oceans Policy Commission book public input to ensure that local and regional needs are considered and addressed.
The draft Implementation Plan focuses on the nine priority objectives highlighted under the National Ocean Policy. Maintain or enhance funding for core coastal and ocean programs. A coordinated process to engage and exchange information with governments, U.
Better educate the public through formal and informal programs about the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. National Ocean Policy answers a national security and economic imperative Voicing U. Working groups[ edit ] Members of the Watkins Commission In the course of its work, the Commission established four working groups to address the following issues: Governance Research, Education and Marine Operations Stewardship History[ edit ] The previous review of U.
Wise investment in the future of our oceans will provide a tune-up for our marine economic engine that will keep it running smoothly for future generations. The WOC ensures that the Ocean Business Community is well informed and constructively engaged as needed in shaping the ocean regulatory framework for issues of high priority to its Members.
The Commission heard testimony from experts, including many of the nation's top ocean scientists and researchers, environmental organizations, industry, citizens, and government officials, as well as receiving written testimony from countless others.
Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Observations, Mapping, and Infrastructure: Strengthen and integrate Federal and non-Federal ocean observing systems, sensors, data collection platforms, data management, and mapping capabilities into a national system and integrate that system into international observation efforts.
The report recommends actions for the Administration and Congress that prioritize areas where short-term progress can be readily achieved. All this is great, you may be thinking, but why should we care? Funding Ocean and Coastal Policies and Programs The Administration and Congress should establish an Ocean Investment Fund, using resource rents generated by private commercial activities in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf.
The National Ocean Council should be given the necessary support to implement the National Ocean Policy for the benefit of American jobs, economic growth, and security. The Administration and Congress should provide increased funding and support for ocean science infrastructure and research programs needed to understand the relationship between the oceans and climate and improve our forecasting capabilities.
Promote ocean renewable energy development and reinvest in our oceans The Administration and Congress should accelerate ocean renewable energy development by providing financial and tax incentives and a fair regulatory structure. In that time, significant changes have occurred in how we use marine assets and in our understanding of the consequences of our actions.
We have access to advanced technology and timely information on a wide variety of scales.comprehensive national ocean poli-cy”. Three decades ago, in a report called Our Nation and the Sea, the last compre-hensive review of national ocean policy was issued by the Stratton Commission.
Among other things, that report led to the establishment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) inand the enactmentAuthor: Nancy C. Balcom. Sep 20, · (September 20, — Washington, DC) The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP), the federally appointed body charged with reviewing the status of America’s oceans and U.S.
ocean policy, released its final report today. The report follows on the heels of a similar one released last year by the independent Pew Oceans Commission. June 8th is World Oceans Day, an annual celebration to honor and conserve a healthy world ocean. Oceans make the planet blue.
Oceans interconnect with everything. Oceans belong to everyone. Yet, careless actions of individuals affect ocean life. Humans discard plastic bottles, electronics, metal cans, and food wrappers.Oct 24, pdf On September 20,the U.S.
Commission on Ocean Policy fulfilled its pdf to submit recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress. The Commission's final report, "An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century," contains recommendations addressing all aspects of ocean and coastal policy.
The 16 members of the .National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan. To translate President Obama's Download pdf Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people, the National Ocean Council released the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan.
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