Welcome to the Office of Science & Technology
The Office of Science and Technology advocates and ensures a sound
scientific basis for NMFS' science programs and resource conservation
and management decisions. It has oversight of NMFS' scientific research
and technology development activities including biology, ecology, economic
and social sciences, oceanography, collection and management of scientific
information, engineering, and other disciplines used to fulfill NMFS'
conservation and management mission for living marine resources.
The Office maintains the integrity of the NMFS' scientific enterprise and
strives to maintain and improve the quality and credibility of NMFS' science.
It is the primary interface between NMFS' scientific activity and NOAA,
other agencies, and international organizations. The Office serves as the
focal point within NMFS for the development and evaluation of domestic
and international science and technology strategies and policies, including
international science agreements. The Office evaluates NMFS' performance
of the agency's conservation and management mission from a scientific
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