AGS Division Updates: September 2020

September 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                     September 10, 2020


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Please find below, information that may be of interest to you. Do share among your networks.

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1.     Seeking Experts to Plan Workshop on the Future of Paleoclimate Research


The National Academies seeks nominations of experts to organize a workshop on future directions in paleoclimate research to advance understanding of current and future change in the Earth’s climate system.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the workshop will be informed by input from the scientific community collected via an online questionnaire. The workshop will identify gaps in current understanding of past climate variability and processes and explore potential research strategies and technological capabilities to fill those gaps.
Nominees for the workshop planning committee should have expertise in paleoclimatology and Earth system science, including ocean, cryosphere, geologic, and atmospheric data and processes, and computational climate and Earth System Modeling.  Nominees who can help connect and engage with the scientific community also are sought.


Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome.


2.     Job Opportunity in Geospace Facilities program AGS-2020-0002


Closing date:  09/28/2020


The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Physical Scientist (Program Director) position for the Geospace Facilities (GF) program in the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA.


3.     NSF 20-604 - National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes


4.     NSF 20-596 - Proposals for Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF)

The goal of this solicitation is to expand the suite of instruments and facilities available to the atmospheric science community supported by NSF.  AGS solicits proposals from PIs who currently have existing instruments/facilities and are willing to make these resources available to the broader community. 


Letters of Intent required and due 10/21/2020. 

Full CIF proposals due 12/10/2020 

Program contact for CIF: Shree Mishra (


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