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Science Review 2021

Purpose of the Review

Laboratory science reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) laboratories. This review is for internal NOAA/OAR use for planning, programming, and budgeting, and external interests, and it helps the Laboratory in its strategic planning of future research directions. These reviews are also intended to ensure that OAR laboratory research is aligned with NOAA’s Research mission and priorities and other relevant strategic plans, is of high quality as judged by preeminence criteria, and is carried out with a high level of performance.

Summary Report of the 2021 Science Review of the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory (Final)

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Charge to Reviewers (PDF)

GSL Response to Review Panel Recommendation

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GSL 2021-2031 Strategic Plan

GSL's four thematic areas for this review are