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The OWCN Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Spill Prevention and Response regarding the operation, maintenance and fulfillment of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network's mission.

Advisory Board members are appointed for three-year terms, and represent the oil industry, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, academia and other research institutions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service, and OSPR staff participate as ex-officio members.

The Scientific Advisory Committee includes scientifically qualified individuals from academia, the oil industry, rehabilitation organizations and other research institutions. The Committee evaluates the scientific merit and quality of research and technology development proposals competing for grant funds.

The committee may also advise the OWCN Director of applicable research areas for prioritization and presentation to the Advisory Board. Scientific Advisory Committee members are appointed for three-year terms.

Next Advisory Board Meeting

  • Date: Friday 20 October 2023
  • Time: 9:00am — 2:00pm PDT
  • Location: Zoom & 1023 Valley Hall