NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council Seat


The wreck of the famous Civil War ship, the USS Monitor, lies 230 feet below the surface of the ocean. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill one seat on its advisory council, which ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

The sanctuary is accepting applications for the advisory council seat representing North Carolina maritime museums. One primary member will be selected for the seat.

The Monitor Sanctuary Advisory Council consists of 13 members, including nine non-governmental voting seats representing recreational diving, heritage tourism, education, conservation, maritime museums, marine archaeology research, and recreational/commercial fishing; and four governmental voting seats representing the United States Navy, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Virginia Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Park Service.

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