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Project Title:

Assessment of NASA Science Mission Directorate 2014 Science Plan
PIN: DEPS-SSB-13-04        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Space Studies Board DEPS

RSO: Smith, David

Subject/Focus Area: Earth Sciences; Space and Aeronautics

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will conduct an assessment of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) draft 2014 Science Plan, which will be publicly available, and issue a report addressing the following issues:

     1.  Responsiveness to the NRC's guidance on key science issues and opportunities in recent NRC reports,
including the NRC Decadal Surveys in solar and space physics (2012), planetary science (2011), astronomy
and astrophysics (2010); and Earth science and applications from space (2007), and the 2012 mid-term
assessment for Earth Science:

     2.  Attention to interdisciplinary aspects and overall scientific balance;

     3.  Identification and exposition of important opportunities for partnerships as well as education and
public outreach;

     4.  Integration of technology development with the science program;

     5.  Clarity on how the plan aligns with SMD's strategic planning process;

     6.  General readability and clarity of presentation; and

     7.  Other relevant issues as determined by the committee.

This project is sponsored by NASA

The start date for this project is 6/01/2013

The expected report delivery date is 12/31/2013

Project Duration: 7 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 09/10/2013
 Meeting 2 - 09/24/2013
 Meeting 3 - 09/27/2013


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Review of the Draft 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan