On August 2, 2010, NSC Alliance submitted comments on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) draft Next Generation Strategic Plan.  The comments identify the importance of NOAA’s scientific collections to the agency’s mission and call for the strategic plan to “address the curation of, and access to, the 40 scientific collections held by the agency.”

As currently drafted, the strategic plan does not address scientific collections.  For more information on NOAA’s draft strategic plan, visit http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/ngsp.html.

Click here to read NSC Alliance’s full comments