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PMEL's Laboratory Review will be held at the NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 3 (Oceanographer Room #2104) in Seattle, WA March 3-5, 2020.

Laboratory science reviews are conducted every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in laboratories within NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). These science reviews are intended to ensure that lab research is link to the NOAA Strategic Plan, is relevant to NOAA’s research mission and priorities, is of high quality, and is carried out with a high level of performance. They also help to strategically position the lab in planning of future science. This review will cover research conducted by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory with a focus on the years since the 2014 lab review

Below you'll find the agenda, background materials, and presentations from the lab review.



Science Presentations

PMEL by the Numbers

Guiding Documents

Charge to Reviewers - See how reviewers are asked to evaluated PMEL.

Review Panel Summary & Recommendations - see how the reviewers evaluated us and their recommendations.

PMEL Response to Panel Review Recommendations - Read PMEL’s action plan to address the recommendations from the 2020 lab review.

2022 Updated response to the Review Panel Review Recommendations