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A review of the US Global Change Research Program and NASA's Mission to Planet Earth/Earth Observing SystemThis report reflects the results of a ten-day workshop convened at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography July 19-28, 1995. The workshop was convened as the first phase of a two part review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The workshop was organized to provide a review of the scientific foundations and progress to date in the USGCRP and an assessment of the implications of new scientific insights for future USGCRP and Mission to Planet Earth/Earth Observing System (MTPE/EOS) activities; a review of the role of NASA's MTPE/EOS program in the USGCRP observational strategy; a review of the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS) as a component of USGCRP data management activities; and an assessment of whether recent developments in the following areas lead to a need to readjust MTPE/EOS plans. Specific consideration was given to: proposed convergence of U.S. environmental satellite systems and programs, evolving international plans for Earth observation systems, advances in technology, and potential expansion of the role of the private sector. The present report summarizes the findings and recommendations developed by the Committee on Global Change Research on the basis of the presentations, background materials, working group deliberations, and plenary discussions of the workshop. In addition, the appendices include summaries prepared by the six working groups convened in the course of the workshop.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Moore, Berrien, III (New Hampshire Univ. Durham, NH United States)
Anderson, James G. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA United States)
Costanza, Robert (Maryland Inst. for Ecological Economics MD United States)
Gates, W. Lawrence (Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Livermore, CA United States)
Grew, Priscilla C. (Nebraska Univ. Lincoln, NE United States)
Leinen, Margaret S. (Rhode Island Univ. Kingston, RI United States)
Mayewski, Paul A. (New Hampshire Univ. Durham, NH United States)
McCarthy, James J. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA United States)
Sellers, Piers J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:111358
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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