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Working Group on Research to Operations/Operations to Research

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Working Group Lead
Michael A. Hesse, NASA GSFC
Ronald E. Turner, Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER)

The “Research to Operations” cross-discipline working group will represent to the Decadal Survey Steering committee the interplay between research and operations. 
Specific Questions this WG addresses:

  • How are observations, models, or data collected for research used to support operations?
  • How are operational observations, models, or data used to support research?
  • What are key science questions that need to be answered to substantially improve operational support?
  • What is the best strategy for improving the transition from research to operations and societal benefit

Working Group Members
Michael Hesse, Co-Lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ron Turner, Co-Lead, Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER)
John Allen, NASA Headquarters
Odile de la Beaujardiere, Air Force Research Laboratory
Joe Fennell, The Aerospace Corporation
Tamas Gombosi, University of Michigan
Kelly Hand, Air Force Space Command
Russ Howard, Naval Resarch Laboratory
Lou Lanzerotti, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Scott Pugh, Department of Homeland Security
Geoff Reeves, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Pete Riley, SAIC
Al Ronn, TRW
Bob Schunk, Utah State University
Howard Singer, NOAA SWPC
Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies

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