The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on Advancing a Systems Approach to Studying the Earth: A Strategy for the National Science Foundation. The committee has been tasked to develop a compelling vision for a systems approach to studying the Earth in order to inform approaches to integrated research at NSF and to provide guidance as to how NSF can support the research community. The final report will also identify the facilities, infrastructure, coordinating mechanisms, computing, and workforce development needed to support a more integrated approach for studying components of the earth system.
The committee seeks feedback from the scientific community across all components of the Earth system to considered—including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and the individuals, institutions, and technologies that respond to and influence these dynamics—as will their interactions and feedbacks through time. Your answers to this questionnaire will help the authoring committee better understand the range of issues associated with this complex topic.
The questionnaire is now available and can be found here. Please share among your networks as well. Your input is greatly appreciated!