By Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Committee on the Development of a Strategic Vision for the U.S. Antarctic Program
Antarctic and Southern Ocean clinical study has produced a big selection of vital and intriguing medical advances. Spanning oceanography to tectonics, microbiology to astrophysics, the intense Antarctic atmosphere presents distinct possibilities to extend our wisdom approximately how our planet works or even the very origins of the universe. learn at the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic ice sheets is turning into more and more pressing not just for knowing the way forward for the quarter but additionally its interconnections with and affects on many different elements of the globe.
The U.S. nationwide technology beginning (NSF) presents U.S. researchers with large entry to the continent and its surrounding ocean. A Strategic imaginative and prescient for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research identifies priorities and strategic steps ahead for Antarctic examine and observations for the following decade. This survey offers a decadal imaginative and prescient for strategic investments in compelling learn and the infrastructure most crucial for assisting this examine. This document makes suggestions for high-priority, larger-scale, community-driven examine tasks that handle questions poised for major boost with the subsequent a long time. This file additionally outlines a roadmap during which the imaginative and prescient and those priorities could be met.
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A series of outreach sessions was held at 14 locations across the country. Some of these were stand-alone events held at universities and other locations identified as active “hubs” of USAP-related research. Others were shorter sessions held in conjunction with existing conferences and meetings. The dates and locations of these outreach events are listed in Appendix E. ) In all of these forums, participants were asked to: suggest research questions that are ripe for major advances in understanding and that could feasibly be achieved in the coming decade; identify specific technological, infrastructure, or data-sharing devel opments that are necessary to enable this research; and identify opportunities to advance this research through interagency cooperation, international cooperation, or other innovative arrangements.
Antarctic Program (USAP). S. researchers to be active in all basic areas of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science, since it is unknown when or where critical advances will occur in the future, and likewise unknown when or where future major environmental changes may emerge. The Committee thus fully endorses NSF’s Division of Polar Programs (NSF/PLR’s) well-tested model of supporting research across a broad spectrum of topics, in response to the ideas that emerge in proposals from the research community.
In addition, briefings were provided from representatives of select research institutions, from other relevant National Academies’ boards and studies, and from international organizations such as SCAR. See Appendix F for a full list of the meeting speakers. Given the broad nature of this study, all Committee members had to evaluate and compare research needs across a wide array of topics that reached well beyond each individual’s personal expertise. To foster a more informed process, the Committee members presented to each other a series of educational tutorials on key concepts, exciting recent developments, and remaining challenges for the many different fields of research anticipated to be addressed in this study.
A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research by Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Committee on the Development of a Strategic Vision for the U.S. Antarctic Program
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