The NOPP Committee

At the end of the 2015 calendar year, the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) transitioned from an interagency working group under the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) to an independent, interagency committee, commonly referred to as “The NOPP”.

Retaining its connection with the SOST, the NOPP focuses on identifying, facilitating, and fostering engagement on priority interagency ocean research projects through engagement with representatives from Federal ocean agencies, SOST interagency working groups, and other appropriate venues.   This new committee will also continue to develop and foster specific NOPP ocean science and technology partnership projects that are supportive of the National Ocean Policy.

Importantly, the NOPP focuses on research objectives felt too big for any single agency, which cut across multiple missions, or require government-private-academic partnerships for success.

Additional information about the NOPP can be found in our Publications & Reports section.