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Project Title:

Assessment of NASA's Earth Science Program
PIN: DEPS-SSB-10-10        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Space Studies Board

RSO: Charo, Art

Subject/Focus Area: Earth Sciences; Space and Aeronautics


Project Scope
The National Research Council shall convene an ad-hoc committee to review the alignment of NASA's Earth Science Division's program with previous NRC advice, primarily the 2007 NRC decadal survey report, "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond."  The committee's review will describe:

-- How well NASA’s current program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the 2007 decadal survey and other relevant NRC reports;
-- Progress toward realizing these strategies, goals and priorities; and
-- In the context of current and forecast resources, any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the program.

The review should not revisit or alter the scientific priorities or mission recommendations provided in the decadal survey and related NRC reports, but may provide guidance about implementing the recommended mission portfolio in preparation for the next decadal survey.

This project is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The start date for the project is 01/05/2011

A final report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 16 months


 
Project Duration: 16 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

Meetings
 Meeting 1 - 04/27/2011
 Meeting 2 - 05/16/2011
 Meeting 3 - 07/06/2011
 Meeting 4 - 07/25/2011
 Meeting 5 - 08/08/2011
 Meeting 6 - 08/29/2011
 Meeting 7 - 09/21/2011

Reports

Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Midterm Assessment of NASA's Implementation of the Decadal Survey