The NOSB takes great pride in its scientific content and challenging questions for each year of competition. Therefore, it is necessary to ask scientists, researchers, and educators to serve on a Technical Advisory Panels (TAP) to participate in the question review process.
During the TAPs, ocean scientists, university-level educators and other professionals provide overall guidance and advice on the content and scientific accuracy of the NOSB competition questions. Panelists provide expertise in their respective fields: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Marine Policy, Technology, and the Social Sciences.
The TAPs are held in Washington, D.C. at the office of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership between September and November of each competition year.