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Decadal Study of Ocean Sciences 2015

The National Research Council is seeking guidance from the ocean sciences community on the prioritization of research and facilities for the coming decade. To fulfill its charge, this committee is asking for community input via a Virtual Town Hall.

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Report

Assessing Ecosystem Services

An ecosystem services approach to damage assessment-one that considers changes in the benefits natural processes deliver to society-will help capture the full value of losses resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This report discusses the benefits and challenges of this approach, offering suggestions for areas of future research.

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Report

Evaluating Marine and Hydrokinetic Resources

Increasing renewable energy development, both within the United States and abroad, has rekindled interest in the potential for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) resources to contribute to electricity generation. This report evaluates assessments of current MHK resources in the U.S.

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