Community:Email 27jun13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 28 June 2013. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) NSF Solicits Feedback on the Planning Document (April 2013) of the Geospace Sciences and the budget outlook for 2014-2026.

From Rich Behnke (rbehnke at

The NSF Geospace Sciences Planning Document from April 2013 and the "waterfall" budget proposal for 2014-2026 is linked on the main CEDAR community wiki at and under "Community". Specific URLs are


The budget is what is needed to implement the plan, but the money is not assured. The basic sections of the planning document are:

I) Overarching Goals:
(A.) Fundamental Scientific Understanding and
(B.) Linking Science with Societal Needs

II) Approaches
(A.) Observations
(B.) Modelling
(C.) Capacity Building

III) GS Strategic Priorities
(A.) Basic Research Priorities
(B.) Advanced Facilities and Instrumentation Priorities
(C.) Integrated and Coupled Models Priorities
(D.) Effective Education and Training Priorities
(E.) Strengthening the Geospace Section

IV) Relation to Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey - A new, integrated, multiagency initiative (DRIVE — Diversify, Realize, Integrate, Venture, Educate)
(A.) Diversify Observing Platforms with Microsatellites and Mid-Scale Ground-Based Assets
(B.) Realize Scientific Potential by Sufficiently Funding Operations and Data Analysis
(C.) Integrate Observing Platforms and Strengthen Ties between Agency Disciplines
(D.) Venture Forward with Science Centers and Instrument Technology Development
(E.) Educate, Empower and Inspire the next Generation of Space Researchers

V) Conclusion

Please send your comments to Rich Behnke at rbehnke at on the NSF Geospace Sciences planning document and on the needed (but not certain) budget proposal for 2014-2026.