SkIO Executive Director Jim Sanders is chairing the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel on EPA’s Report on the Environment 2014. This panel is examining the Agency’s new, all web-based product.
EPA’s Report on the Environment (ROE) presents the best available indicators of national trends in the environment and human health. EPA selected these indicators to address 24 questions that are critical to EPA’s mission of protecting the environment and human health. These questions are organized into six themes: Air, Water, Land, Human Exposure and Health, Ecological Condition, and Sustainability.
The ROE indicators serve as a tool for EPA decision-makers, program planners, scientists, researchers, the public, and others interested in environmental science and policy to track changes in environmental condition. They allow EPA and the public to assess whether the Agency is succeeding in its mission, and they help alert EPA to new challenges that may need attention and action.
The Panel is composed of about 20 scientists and engineers from around the nation and Canada. The Panel is meeting for two days in a public meeting, and will continue its deliberations into the fall.