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Planning Committee for Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science: A Workshop

View the site for the SSB Fall 2012 Workshop: Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science: A Workshop which took place on November 12-13, 2012 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA.

Statement of Task

An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a public workshop that will review and discuss key aspects of the most recent NRC decadal surveys in space science. The workshop will focus on identifying lessons learned and best practices from the most recent surveys: solar and space physics (2012), planetary science (2011), astronomy and astrophysics (2010), and Earth science and applications from space (2007). The workshop will also review and discuss the first round of NRC mid-decade assessment reports in astronomy and astrophysics (2007), planetary science (2007), solar and space physics (2009), and Earth science and applications from space (2012). The agenda of the workshop will be designed to promote discussion among science community leaders, federal agency program managers that use and implement survey recommendations, and other identified stakeholders, with a view to identifying ideas for the future improvement of the decadal survey and mid-decade review processes. The committee will develop the agenda topics, select and invite speakers and discussants, commission individually authored summary papers from the presenters, and moderate the discussion at the workshop. A designated rapporteur will prepare a summary of the workshop.

This activity is sponsored by NASA. 


June 21-22, 2012
Irvine, CA

Committee Members

Charles F. Kennel (NAS), Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Alan Dressler(NAS), Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
Steven J. Battel, Battel Engineering
Stacey W. Boland, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
William B. Gail, Global Weather Corporation
J. Todd Hoeksema, Stanford University
Anthony C. Janetos, University of Maryland
Robert P. Lin (NAS),University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Mackwell, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Ralph L. McNutt, JR., Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Paul L. Schechter (NAS), MIT
A. Thomas Young (NAE), Lockheed Martin (ret.)
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David H. Smith, Senior Program Officer         

Rodney Howard, Senior Program Assistant
Lewis Groswald, Research AssociateCarmela Chamberlain, Administrative Coordinator


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