NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000: Understanding and Predicting Earth's Environment and Habitability
National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) has completed
a major long-range planning
effort to develop a vision of the cutting-edge issues for the geosciences
during the first decade of the 21st century. The focus of NSF Geosciences
Beyond 2000: Understanding and Predicting Earth's Environment and Habitability
is to develop a comprehensive view of the sciences for planet Earth and
the scope of programs and activities that GEO plans to address during
the period 2001 to 2010. The plan identifies key scientific areas and
outlines the balance between research (science and facilities); education
and outreach activities; the required enabling technologies and facilities;
and the organization and management strategies suited to achieve the vision.
This effort was chaired by Dr. Robert Corell, former Assistant Director for
Geosciences. The documents were prepared under the aegis of the NSF Advisory
Committee for the Geosciences in conjunction with a select working group and
contributions from the Divisions of Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences.
Draft versions of NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000 were extensively discussed
at Town Meetings at a number of
professional society meetings.
The full document
and a summary may be accessed below. Hard copies of either version may
be obtained from the Geosciences Directorate. Comments are welcomed. Please
send them to email@example.com with
the subject GEO2000.
GEO 2000 Full Report
GEO 2000 Summary
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