As you all are aware, the Division of Polar Programs at NSF is now within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). And for the past several months, the NSF GEO Advisory Committee has been working with GEO staff on an update to its 2009 report, GEO Vision, and there is currently an invitation for public comment on the draft report. Please see the message below from George Hornberger, Acting Chair of GEO, and Roger Wakimoto, Assistant Director of GEO, for more information about this report.
For the past several months, the NSF GEO Advisory Committee has been working with GEO staff on an update to its 2009 report, GEO Vision. This draft report, Dynamic Earth: GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020, takes a different perspective than the last report. In the current climate of limited resources, this document seeks to set actionable goals and objectives for the next five years. It is not meant to be a comprehensive document of all GEO programs but rather a near-term plan of GEO-wide priorities. More detailed information on specific programs and thrusts is currently part of each of the four GEO divisions' planning activities (Atmosphere/Geospace, Earth, Ocean, and Polar).
The draft report is available at the NSF web site:
We are very interested in receiving your feedback on this document and encourage you to not only review and comment but also to share the draft with your colleagues. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 12th.
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
George Hornberger, Chair, AC GEO
Roger Wakimoto, Assistant Director, GEO
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