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 2017 Decadal Survey Released
[05-Jan-2018] On Jan. 5, 2018, at the request of NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey, the Committee on the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences released the 2017 Decadal Survey, Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observations from Space.
The goal is to define science objectives for the ACCP Designated Observable observing systems and observing system approaches and architectures that could achieve the science objectives. This study leverages results from historical studies and investments such as the Aerosol-Cloud-ocean Ecosystems study, those from existing and proposed Earth Venture concepts, analyses already conducted on data from past field experiments, and recent advances of modeling systems and Observing System Simulation Experiments.