The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors of the new Marine Debris Foundation. The purposes of the Foundation include conducting activities that will augment NOAA’s efforts to address marine debris and supporting other activities related to marine debris.
NOAA is searching for a diverse group of people educated or experienced in the following categories:
- the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris, which may include an individual with expertise in post-consumer materials management or a circular economy;
- the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris outside the United States;
- ocean and coastal resource conservation science or policy; and
- international trade or foreign policy.
NOAA also seeks candidates with experience or skills related to fundraising and nonprofit management. The full list of additional selection criteria is available in the Federal Register Notice or on the Marine Debris Program website.
The Foundation's success is dependent on the ability to constitute a Board that includes people with different experiences and expertise who can challenge each other’s assumptions with new viewpoints. NOAA seeks nominees representing a variety of backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experiences, and who will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Board.
Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague to serve on the Board of Directors. Nomination packages are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2021.