The purpose of this decadal study, sponsored by the NSF, is to review the current state of knowledge, identify compelling scientific questions for the next decade, analyze infrastructure needed to address these questions vs. the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize the value of NSF investments.
The DSOS committee feels strongly that this report must be informed by broad and thoughtful community input from across the entire spectrum of ocean sciences supported by NSF. One of the ways the DSOS soliciting community input is through a Virtual Town Hall:http://nas-sites.org/dsos2015/. The site provides more detailed information on the statement of task, as well as a complete list of the DSOS committee members. Please go to the website and contribute comments regarding the top ocean science priorities for the next decade.