ANNOUNCES 2008 BUDGET REQUEST
5, 2007 — Retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad
C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and
atmosphere and NOAA administrator,
today announced highlights of President Bush's proposed 2008 budget
for the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Lautenbacher said NOAA's
request totals $3.8 billion or an increase of 3.4 percent over the
administration's 2007 request. (Click NOAA image for larger
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President's budget makes a substantial investment in our oceans that
will pay dividends for years to come," said Lautenbacher. "We
will be able to make great progress in the goals laid out in the President's
Ocean Action Plan of ensuring sustainable use of ocean resources, protecting
and restoring marine and coastal areas and enhancing ocean science and
NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher media teleconference briefing
in Silver Spring, Md., on NOAA 2008 budget request. 19:54
priorities for this year and key program increases include:
for the President's U.S. Ocean Action Plan
and restoration of marine and coastal areas + $38 million
and management of the newly designated Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Marine National Monument.
to restore nearly 1,000 stream miles for endangered Atlantic salmon
and other species.
River salmon recovery.
grant programs focused on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance coastal resource
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Sustainable use of ocean resources + $25 million
the regulatory framework for environmentally sustainable commercial
for better management of aquaculture harvests.
of the new and expanded requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Management
Reauthorization Act of 2006.
funding for observer programs and market-based approaches to fisheries
of ocean science and research + $60 million
investments for the Integrated Ocean Observing System
research funding addressing the national Ocean Research Priorities
Weather Warnings and Forecasts
intensity forecast research + $2 million.
and maintenance for hurricane data buoys +$3 million.
deployments of deep-ocean buoys for the U.S. Tsunami Warning Program
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Monitoring and Research
for the National Integrated Drought Information System +$4.4 million.
for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System +$0.9 million.
to understand the link between ocean currents and rapid climate change
computational support for assessing abrupt climate change +$1.0 million.
of replacement facility for the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries
Science Center in La Jolla, Calif. +$3.0 million.
construction of the NOAA Pacific Region Center in Hawaii +$20.3 million.
inflation factors including salaries and benefits +$44.9 million and
non-labor related issues such as fuel costs +$6.6 million.
for marine operations and equipment +$8.3 million.
for aviation operations, including costs associated with operations
of NOAA's third P-3 aircraft +$5.5 million.
for use of unmanned vehicles; autonomous underwater vehicles +$0.7
million, unmanned aircraft systems +$3.0 million.
development and acquisition of polar-orbiting satellites +$ 25 million.
agency of the U.S. Commerce Department,
is celebrating 200 years
of science and service to the nation. From the establishment of
the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to the formation
of the Weather Bureau and the Commission of Fish and Fisheries in the
1870s, much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA. NOAA
is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through
the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and
information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental
stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the
emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS),
NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and
the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that
is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
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2008 Budget Request
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