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... . OSRI was established to serve as a research and technology development organization, charged to provide funding to support oil-spill related research, education, and technology development projects for dealing with oil spills in Arctic and subarctic marine environments.
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... The current OSRI research and technology development grant program focuses on three areas: . Applied Technology—to conduct research and development on new technologies for preventing and responding to oil spills in the Arctic and subarctic; · Predictive Ecology to develop new capabilities to predict changes in populations at risk from spills; and · Education and Outreach—to make the research process interactive with the public and in general provide public information and education about oil spill impacts and response.
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... O ~ The size and importance of the Nowcast/Forecast effort raises a related issue: the mandated 40/40/20 split among Applied Technology, Predictive Ecology, and Education/Outreach components of the QSRI program, a requirement created by the Advisory Board to build balance into the program. This was a valid attempt to steer a new program but it has
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... OSRI has done limited work outside of Prince William Sound, especially in the Arctic, and while the committee is fully aware that there are many needs and unanswered questions related to oil in truly Arctic marine settings, we understand OSRI's decision to focus on Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and the northern Gulf of Alaska: OSRI is a small program and must make choices about allocation of resources to achieve some critical mass of work. In all its work, but especially in Prince William Sound, there is a great need for coordination with other research programs (e.g., the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council's Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring program and the new North Pacific Research Board)
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... under the general guidance of the mission, staff, and Advisory Board? Or is OSRI management responsible for developing a directed science plan that they then implement through directed procurement of specific projects and products?
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... But this is a critical juncture a time for evaluation and movement in new directions. The OSRI Advisory Board should play a key role in leading OSRI through a careful strategic planning effort, thus ensuring that the organization has a clear focus in the future.

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