Current SCIENCE PLAN
This Science Plan provides the scientific foundation and direction for the North Pacific Research Board for the next decade, serving as the primary reference point for the design and implementation of all NPRB funding programs and activities. This second iteration of the plan updates and streamlines the original plan, previously developed with guidance from the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and approved in 2005. The Science Plan lays out NPRB’s mission, research priorities, programs, partnerships, policies and procedures. Immediate research needs and priorities are updated on a regular basis through the release of RFPs related to four existing programs – the Core, Integrated Ecosystem Research, Long-Term Monitoring, and Graduate Student Research Awards Programs – and reflected in any new programs the Board may adopt. The Board will identify research needs and priorities for each program specific RFP, soliciting advice from its science and advisory panels, as well as other stakeholders. As an evolving document, it is anticipated that the Science Plan will be updated every ten years.
early NPRB PUBLICATIONS
This was NPRB’s first published report consolidating funding years from 2001-2008. In this report, we outline our earlier organizational structure, science programs (including former research themes and priorities), and the early conceptualization of integrated ecosystem research.
2005 NPRB SCIENCE PLAN
The is NPRB’s first and original science plan that was published in 2005. The origianl plan mandates were to be consistent with enabling legislation, be responsive to mission and goals, comprehensive and long-term, include defined research themes, flexibility, and build upon past and ongoing research. The National Research Council (NRC) provided consultation in the formation and development of this plan.