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GEO Vision

Strategic Framework for Education and Diversity,
Facilities, International Activities, and Data and Informatics in the Geosciences, 2012

After issuing GEO Vision in 2009, AC GEO recognized that an examination of the underlying and cross-cutting foundational areas for the geosciences was necessary in meeting the research challenges and related recommendations. In concert with the NSF Directorate for Geosciences, AC GEO formed four subcommittees in order to strategize and more carefully examine the underlying themes that cut across and support the geosciences. This report outlines strategic plans in the four areas--education and diversity, facilities, international activities, and data and informatics.

Strategic Framework for Education and Diversity,
Facilities, International Activities, and Data and Informatics in the Geosciences

April 2012 (Adobe Acrobat file)

GEO Vision, 2009

In 1999, the NSF Advisory Committee for Geosciences (AC-GEO) published NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000. A long-range strategy document for the GEO Directorate, this report was developed through collaborative efforts among leading geoscientists and researchers in government, academia, and business. By 2005, the AC-GEO recognized that the report had served the Directorate well, but that in the intervening years, new opportunities in science and emerging technological developments suggested that the plan should be revisited. The AC-GEO chartered the GEO Vision Working Group to develop an updated plan. This report is the result of that effort.


GEO Vision, October 2009 (Adobe Acrobat File, 2 MB)
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