GEO Facilities Plan

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction  

1.1 Context
1.2 Facilities in the Geosciences
1.3 Characteristics of Facilities
1.4 Competition and Recompetition
1.5 GEO Facilities and the Government Performance and Results Act

2.0 An Integrated View of the Future

3.0 Key Areas for Development of Existing Facilities  

3.1 Environmental Observation Systems for Basic Research in the Geosciences
3.2 Computational Systems for Analysis and Modeling in the Geosciences
3.3 Laboratory Systems for Measurements and Experiments in the Geosciences
3.4 Sample and Data Access Systems

4.0 Potential New Capabilities

5.0 Facilities and Education

6.0 The Challenges Ahead

Appendix A: Examples of Community-Based Facility Planning Activities

Appendix B: Glossary of Acronyms

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