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Passed House amended (09/12/2000)

Exploration of the Seas Act - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to contract with the National Academy of Sciences to establish a Coordinated Oceanography Program Advisory Panel to report to the House Committee on Resources and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the feasibility and social value of a coordinated oceanography program. Directs the Panel to convene an international workshop with participation from interested nations and a broad range of persons representing scientists, engineers, policy makers, regulators, industry, and other interested parties to assist it in making its feasibility determination. Requires the Panel to include in its final report recommendations for a national oceans exploration strategy. Authorizes appropriations.