Call for Public Comment on New NASEM Study Committee: Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment

In a Congressionally mandated study supported by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Academies has appointed a committee to: (i) describe current and emerging requirements for the Coast Guard's polar icebreaking capabilities; (ii) identify potential design, procurement, leasing, service contracts, crewing, and technology options that could minimize life-cycle costs and optimize efficiency and reliability of Coast Guard polar icebreaker operations in the Arctic and Antarctic; and (iii) examine a variety of other factors related to Coast Guard estimates for the procurement and operating costs of a Polar icebreaker.

Public Webinar: December 15, 2016. Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Sixth Biennial Review

Since 2000, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been focused on restoring, preserving, and protecting the treasured South Florida ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region. As mandated by Congress, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducts biennial reviews of Everglades restoration progress.

Public Board Meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: New Technologies for Agriculture Production and Research

Meet The Board | Agenda |National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC December, 6, 2016 The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources.