Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC) is chartered to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), on the feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific value of the BOEM's OCS Environmental Studies Program (ESP).
Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior based on their scientific competence, reputation within their field of expertise, and ability to evaluate important elements of BOEM's research and science information efforts.
Official Committee Records: Past meeting proceedings and other OCS SC documentation are available for public review and access.
OCS Scientific Committee Meeting, May 14-16, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Downtown New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. The acting Chief Environmental Officer for BOEM will address the Committee on issues and challenges BOEM is facing and will present recent accomplishments of BOEM. BOEM Headquarters and Regional Environmental Studies Programs (ESP) Studies Chiefs will update the Committee regarding pertinent OCS activities, discuss proposed studies plans for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, and address the Bureau’s most pressing scientific information needs.
Subcommittee Reports: The OCS SC utilizes subcommittees to look at issues in-depth and provide recommendations to the full Committee.