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Project Title:

Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
PIN: BESR-U-06-02-A        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Earth Sciences & Resources

RSO: de Souza, Anthony

Subject/Focus Area:

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will formulate a short list of high priority research questions in the geographical sciences that are relevant to societal needs. The questions will be written in a clear, compelling way and will be supported by text and figures that summarize research progress to date and outline future challenges.

The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Geographic Society, and the Association of American Geographers.

The approximate start date for the project is September 2007.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 18 months.

The project duration has been extended. The report is expected to be issued in June 2009.

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 03/04/2008
 Meeting 2 - 04/17/2008
 Meeting 3 - 05/21/2008
 Meeting 4 - 09/17/2008
 Meeting 5 - 01/23/2009


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Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences