ROSES-13 Amendment 31 releases final text for Appendix A.29, Science Team (ST) and Science Investigator-led Processing Systems for Earth System Data Records From Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership, formerly the NPOESS Preparatory Project). Notices of Intent to propose are requested by January 15, 2014, and the due date for proposals is March 10, 2014.
This solicitation defines and calls for 1) a next phase of activities for the NASA Suomi NPP ST and 2) the establishment of Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS) to produce NASA Suomi-NPP science data products. It is now time for the Suomi NPP ST to direct its attention to developing the refined and/or alternative data products yet needed to ensure high-quality data records for Earth system science and applications that enable continuity with EOS data products. In addition, NASA will continue applications-relevant Suomi NPP research under this solicitation. If resources permit and scientific priority is clearly established in a meritorious proposal, NASA also plans to support, as a secondary priority, research to develop and/or advance other new Suomi NPP data products. This solicitation also requests proposals from organizations and teams to serve as SIPS to produce NASA Suomi NPP standard and experimental products developed by the Suomi NPP ST and to produce or enable production of near-real-time data products.
On or about November 19, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013" (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the ROSES 2013 RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013
Questions concerning Appendix A.29, may be directed to Diane Wickland, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-0245; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for Suomi NPP ST-related matters or Martha Maiden, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-1078; E-mail: email@example.com for SIPS-related matters.
The Climate Data Guide, (http://climatedataguide.ucar.edu), is seeking data experts for assistance in reviewing the strengths and limitations of carbon cycle data sets. The Climate Data Guide’s goal is to be a living repository for the climate community’s collective wisdom and expertise on a broad range of data sets and their appropriate use in analyses and model evaluation.
The Climate Data Guide has become a highly visible platform: the audience has increased more than 10-fold during the past year, and is now at 11,000 unique visitors per month. Contributions are citable and help to increase the visibility of your work, while being a key part in sustaining the Climate Data Guide effort and providing valuable information to a large audience seeking climate knowledge. Modest honoraria are available for contributors in recognition of their time and insight.
If you are interested in contributing to this project, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then assist you with submitting your materials either by email attachment or via a webform.
Here is a bit more information on what comprises a contribution. We ask only for a few paragraphs on something you know a lot about. These perspectives really help users to understand the data, and help us to build tools on the website that facilitate data discovery, access, analysis, visualization, comparison, and understanding.
Guidelines for contributions:
1.Original writing that addresses the goals and audience of the Climate Data Guide.
2.Addresses as many of the questions listed below* as possible.
3.Includes at least one figure.
4.Describes data that are already published and freely available to researchers. Reasonable restrictions (e.g., registration required) are appropriate.
5.Includes citations to the peer-reviewed literature where appropriate (e.g., to support statements about data quality, strengths, weaknesses, etc.). Please include a reference list.
6.Written to be accessible to scientifically literate non-specialists. Think of mid-level graduate students reading it.
7.Minimum length of 300 words or 2 solid paragraphs. There is no maximum limit.
8.Due within 60 days of receiving this letter.
*General data set questions:
What are the key strengths of this data set? What are the key limitations of this data set? What are the typical research applications of this data set? What are the most common mistakes that users encounter when processing or interpreting these data? What are some comparable data sets, if any? How is uncertainty characterized in these data? Were corrections made to account for changes in observing systems or practices, sampling density, satellite drift, or similar issues? How do I best compare these data with model output? Are there spurious (non-climatic) features in the temporal record?
will be webcast live on http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/ml-live.htm.
Video recordingswill be available by NCAR linked from http://www.carboncyclescience.gov at a later date.
We wish to acknowledge the support of our sponsors:
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for making this workshop possible.
Gyami Shrestha, Ph.D.
Office Director, U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program
Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG)
U.S. Global Change Research Program NCO
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posted June 25, 2013
HOUSTON -- The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers.
HICO records highly detailed images of various environments on Earth for research, support and management. Now that the instrument has completed its primary mission of collecting regional coastal ocean data for civilian and naval research, NASA will continue to support HICO and encourage new users. HICO is mounted to the station's Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility.
Scientists can use information from HICO to detail the biological and chemical signatures of aquatic and terrestrial materials. When the instrument scans an area of Earth, its sensor can reveal things invisible to the human eye such as chemical compounds in coastal waters or the presence of microscopic sea life. The Environmental Protection Agency has tapped HICO as a resource to monitor coastal water quality.
New proposals for scientific or commercial use of HICO's data should be submitted through the HICO website. Proposals requesting new uses of the instrument will be evaluated by the International Space Station Program, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, the HICO project scientist and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. Oregon State University in Corvallis manages the HICO website, and the Naval Research Laboratory operates the sensor itself.
Users can access historical and any future collections of HICO data through the NASA Ocean Color website, managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
To submit a proposal to use HICO, visit:
To view the Ocean Color website, visit:
For more about the International Space Station or information on past, ongoing, and future station research activities, including research results and publications, visit:
The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Division’s Earth Venture (EV) is an important element within the Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program. Earth Venture consists of a series of regularly solicited, competitively selected Earth Science investigations as recommended by the recent National Research Council’s decadal survey in Earth science, Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond (The National Academies Press, 2007, available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11820).
This Earth Venture Suborbital-2 program element solicits proposals for complete suborbital, principal investigator-led investigations to conduct innovative, integrated, hypothesis, or scientific question driven approaches to pressing Earth system science issues. These new investigations will be competitively selected to provide an opportunity for investment in innovative Earth system science to enhance our capability to better understand the current state of the Earth and predict future change.
This Amendment to ROSES 2013 releases final text for the Appendix A.30 of ROSES 2013, Earth Venture Suborbital-2. This text replaces in its entirety the draft text released in March. Notices of Intent to propose are requested by November 8, 2013. The due date for full 35-page proposals is January 10, 2014.
On or about June 25, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013" (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/EVS2 and will appear on the ROSES 2013 RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013
Questions concerning Appendix A.30, may be directed to Hal Maring, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-1679; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROSES-13 Amendment 13: Education and Public Outreach removed from Appendix A.34, New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
The New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. It supports all aspects of scientific and technological research aimed to advance NASA’s mission in Earth system science. The NIP solicitation requests proposals focused on scientific or technological research.
NIP will not accept Education and Public Outreach Plans in 2013. The page limit, the amount of funding available for this solicitation, and the maximum amount per award have been revised accordingly. The due dates for Notices of Intent (NOIs) and proposals remain unchanged. NOIs are requested by June 28, 2013, and proposals are due on or before August 30, 2013.
On or about May 13, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013" (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at:http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013
Questions concerning Appendix A.34, New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science, may be directed to Ming-Ying Wei, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-0771;
ROSES-13 Amendment 12: Final Text for ROSES-13 Appendix A.7, Carbon Monitoring System
The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes (http://carbon.nasa.gov). Initiated and directed through a 2010 Congressional Appropriation, the program conducts pre-Phase A and pilot initiatives for the development of a carbon monitoring system. This solicitation seeks new work directed towards (1) acquisition, field sampling, quantification, and development of prototype Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system capabilities which can provide transparent data products achieving levels of precision and accuracy required by current carbon trading protocols, (2) use of this type of information for local and regional applications related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in developing nations, and/or (3) filling gaps in ongoing NASA CMS research regarding quantification of errors and uncertainties in NASA CMS products and in understanding and engaging the users of carbon monitoring information.
This Amendment releases the final text for Appendix A.7, CMS. Notices of Intent are requested by May 29, 2013, and proposals are due June 28, 2013. The proposal due date is 60 days from release of this announcement, rather than the standard 90 days, because of the FY 2013 appropriations committee requirement that for this activity "funds shall be competitively awarded within 120 days of enactment of this act."
On or about April 29, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013" (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage athttp://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013
Questions concerning Appendix A.7, The Carbon Monitoring System may be directed to Diane E. Wickland or Kenneth W. Jucks, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Wickland: Telephone: (202) 358-0245; E-mail: Diane.E.Wickland@nasa.gov
Jucks: Telephone: (202) 358-0476; E-mail: Kenneth.W.Jucks@nasa.gov
Invitation to a North American consultation for Future Earth, May 2, 2013
After many years of work to improve our understanding of the Earth system and human impacts on it,
international cooperation on global change is entering a dynamic new phase. All regions of the world are
moving to collaborate on initiatives that will advance understanding of the Earth system in the context of
societal needs and a sustainable global future. The global change research programs (IGBP, IHDP, and
DIVERSITAS) under the aegis of the International Council for Science (ICSU) will be merging under
the Future Earth Initiative. The evolution of this new phase should be of interest to North American global
change researchers, and several global change-related entities in the U.S. and Canada would like to
offer an opportunity for North American scientists to be better informed about this evolution.
You are invited to participate in the first of a series of webinars designed specifically for North
American scientists to become familiar with Future Earth and its potential implications for Earth System
Science research. The consultation is being undertaken on behalf of ICSU, and its partners in the Science
and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability This one-hour event on May 2 will provide information
on planning to date and allow input in the North American context. The second webinar in the series will
take place on May 30.
The objectives of the webinar are to:
· Introduce the Future Earth programme to partners and stakeholders
· Discuss the implications for the transition to Future Earth on the current and future global change
research community in North America
Jack Kaye (NASA) will chair the webinar. Speakers include:
· James Syvitski, University of Colorado
· Diana Liverman, University of Arizona
· Peter Liss, University of East Anglia
The consultation will pave the way for the transition to North American participation in Future Earth and
is intended to provide inputs to the governing bodies of Future Earth (including the Science Committee,
Interim Secretariat, and Interim Director) as they begin to implement the Initiative.
Please share this invitation with those whom you feel would benefit from participating in this
consultation. If you or others are unable to participate but wish to provide your input, please visit:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/futureearth/index.htm. The webinars will be recorded and
archived and linked with the site above.
Details of the webinar follow:
· Date: Thursday 2 May 2013
· Time: 13:00 hours Eastern Daylight Time
· Registration is required. Please register here:
Additional information may be found in a pdf file that can be obtained by clicking on the link "flyer" in
the second paragraph under the section "North American Consultation for Future Earth" at the NRC web page
cited earlier. For additional information, please visit www.icsu.org/future-earth.
Don’t hesitate to contact David Allen (U.S. Global Change Research Program) with any questions.
Email: email@example.com; Tel: +1 (202) 419-3486.
The purpose of Appendix A.46, Terra and Aqua – Algorithms – Existing Data Products (TERAQEA), is to solicit proposals for the maintenance and minor refinement of the standard Terra and Aqua sensor algorithms. This call provides an opportunity for scientists to continue the maintenance and minor refinement of Terra and Aqua algorithms and data products selected under prior NASA awards. This program element represents a continuation of the research aspects of the EOS Instrument Teams for Terra and Aqua sensors. Proposers should also read the ROSES-2013 A.28 announcement and this one in their entirety. Only one type of research is solicited herein: refinement of existing algorithms for sensors on the Terra and Aqua satellites.
This Amendment creates Appendix A.46. Notices of Intent are requested by May 15, 2013, and proposals are due July 1, 2013.
On or about April 12, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013" (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013
Questions concerning Appendix A.46, The Terra and Aqua – Algorithms – Existing Data Products, may be directed to either of the individuals below, both of whom are from theEarth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Lucia Tsaoussi: Telephone: (202) 358-4471; E-mail: Lucia.S.Tsaoussi@nasa.gov
Paula Bontempi: Telephone: (202) 358-1508; Email: Paula.Bontempi@nasa.gov
posted February 14, 2013
Appendix A.28, The Science of Terra and Aqua, provides an opportunity for scientists to undertake significant relevant studies through the use of data and derived products from the EOS satellites, Terra and Aqua, and their measurement sensors. It represents a continuation of the research aspects of the EOS Instrument Teams for these satellites, emphasizes new opportunities for scientists to analyze and exploit EOS data, as well as develop new products by combining multisensor and multiplatform data or by developing an innovative approach to data retrievals. This solicitation offers investigators an opportunity to conduct integrative research projects using the data and products resulting from these satellites and to become involved in the utilization of EOS data to provide answers to NASA's Earth Science Research questions.
Section 2.4 entitled "Algorithms – Existing Data Product Refinement" was clarified. Deleted text is struckthrough and new text is bold. Due dates are unchanged.
Questions about this call may be directed to Paula Bontempi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 358-1508.
Appendix A.33, NASA Data for Operation and Assessment offers investigators an opportunity to increase the impact of NASA data by transitioning the data and algorithms into the operational environment in two areas: Operational weather prediction and ecological models. In addition, because of the recent priority to further constrain the Earth system models using NASA data, this solicitation offers an opportunity to research and develop data, algorithms, and methodologies for the validation, verification, and the overall assessment of the accuracy and deficiency of Earth system models. For ecosystem and ecosystem-climate models, there is also a recent priority to further constrain the ecological forecasts and models using NASA data, this solicitation offers an opportunity to research and develop data, algorithms, and methodologies for the validation, verification, and the overall assessment of the accuracy and deficiency of ecological models, particularly in support of inclusion of ecological observations in IPCC-type assessments and in ecosystem resource management and decision support.
The text of Appendix A.33, NASA DATA FOR OPERATION AND ASSESSMENT had been changed in many small ways, the most significant of which is specifying that for proposals on Operational Short-term Weather Prediction not just paid investigators but even unpaid collaborators from SPoRT and Marshall Space Flight Center are excluded. Independently, the same restriction applies to proposals on JCSDA from the specified JCSDA partner organizations. The due dates for proposals remains unchanged at May 15, 2013. Deleted text is struckthrough and new text is bold.
Questions about this call may be directed to Tsengdar Lee at email@example.com or (202) 358-0860
posted February 14, 2013
NASA's Science Mission Directorate announces the release of its annual omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for 2013 on February 14, 2013 at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2013
Notices of Intent to propose and Step-1 proposal due dates start on 03/01/2013 and go through 01/24/2014.
Full (and Step-2) proposal due dates start on 05/01/2013 and go through 03/31/2014 (for Full proposals) or 06/02/2014 (for Step-2 proposals).
This ROSES NRA (NNH13ZDA001N) covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, suborbital rocket, and commercial reusable rocket investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.
Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware). The funds available for awards in each program element offered in this ROSES NRA range from less than one to several million dollars, which allow selection from a few to as many as several dozen proposals depending on the program objectives and the submission of proposals of merit. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements. The typical period of performance for an award is four years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on the number or teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds.
Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this ROSES NRA must be registered with NSPIRES; organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with Grants.gov, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g., co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.
Details of the solicited programs are given in the Appendices of this ROSES NRA. Names, due dates, and links for the individual calls are given in Tables 2 and 3 of this ROSES NRA. Table 2, organized by due date, can be found at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2013table2 and Table 3, organized by subject area can be found at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2013table3. Interested proposers should monitor http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional new programs or amendments to this ROSES NRA through February 2014, at which time release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed) for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to this ROSES NRA will be available at: http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013/
Further information about specific program elements may be obtained from the individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element in the Appendices of this ROSES NRA, while questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted February 14, 2013
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live.
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA.
These opportunities advance NASA’s missions in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology. Opportunities are available at NASA Centers and other NASA-approved sites.
As a result, NPP Fellows contribute to national priorities for scientific exploration, confirm NASA’s leadership in fundamental research, and complement the efforts of NASA’s partners in the national science community.
U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. Applicants who earned the Ph.D. more than five years before the deadline date are categorized as Senior Fellows; all applicants, no matter their category, must apply and become eligible for an NPP award via the same process.
Interested applicants may apply by one of three annual application deadlines: March 1, July 1, and November 1.
For more information and application procedures, go to http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/
NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity 2013 solicitation.
NASA Biodiversity program is participating again this year.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.
Greenhouse gases are the primary driver of climate change, which can lead to hotter, longer heat waves that threaten the health of the sick, poor or elderly; increases in ground-level ozone pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses; as well as other threats to the health and welfare of Americans.
“Transparency ensures a better informed public, which leads to a better protected environment,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “With this second data release, communities, businesses and others can track and compare facilities' greenhouse gas emissions and identify opportunities to cut pollution, minimize wasted energy, and save money.”
The 2011 data, collected through the congressionally mandated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program, includes information from facilities in 41 source categories that emit large quantities of greenhouse gasses. The 2011 data also contains new data collected from 12 additional source categories, including petroleum and natural gas systems and coal mines.
For facilities that are direct emitters of GHGs the data show that in 2011:
- Power plants remain the largest stationary source of GHG emissions, with 2,221 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (mmtCO2e), roughly one-third of total U.S. emissions. 2011 emissions from this source were approximately 4.6 percent below 2010 emissions, reflecting an ongoing increase in power generation from natural gas and renewable sources.
- Petroleum and natural gas systems were the second largest sector, with emissions of 225 mmtCO2e in 2011, the first year of reporting for this group.
- Refineries were the third-largest emitting source, with 182 mmtCO2e, a half of a percent increase over 2010.
EPA now has two years of greenhouse gas data for 29 source categories. Some industrial sectors, such as metals production and chemicals production, reported overall increases in emissions, while others, such as power plants, reported decreases. Overall emissions reported from these 29 sources were 3 percent lower in 2011 than in 2010. In the future the data collected through the program will provide the public with the opportunity to compare emissions and developing trends for all 41 industry types –by facility and sector.
This data is accessible through the Facility Level Information on Green House gases Tool (FLIGHT) – a web-based data publication tool. EPA has also expanded accessibility of this data through EPA’s online database EnviroFacts that allows a user to search for information by zip code.
The data collection program is required by Congress in the FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which requires facilities to report data from large emission sources across a range of industry sectors, as well as suppliers of certain greenhouse gases, and products that would emit GHGs if released or combusted. EPA’s GHG Reporting Program includes information from more than 8,000 sources and represents 85-90 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. This data only includes large facilities and does not include small sources, agriculture, or land use, which can also be significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
Access EPA’s GHG Reporting Program Data and Data Publication Tool:
posted January 21, 2013
The 9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC9), June 3-7, 2013, Beijing, China. Abstract deadline: February 21, 2013
posted January 10, 2013
October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.
During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science.
2012 Symposium Report: http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Report.pdf
2012 Symposium Scholars: http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Scholars.pdf
Symposium Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.
Symposium Application Instructions: http://disccrs.org/application_instructions
DISCCRS Website: http://disccrs.org
DISCCRS Sponsoring Societies
AAG, AERE, AGU, AMS, ASLO, ESA, ESS-ISA, STEP-APSA, TOS, USSEE
U.S. National Science Foundation Collaborative Grants: SES-0931402 to the University of Oregon and
SES-0932916 to Whitman College
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Grant NNX10AJ53G to Whitman College
posted January 8, 2013
Clarifications have been made to A.24 of ROSES 2012, The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission Science Team. Proposers may now submit proposals that span up to 52 months to allow the Science Team to function for the planned three years the mission will be in the operational phase. Clarifications have also been made to provide further instructions to those proposing from non-US institutions and reminding ALL proposers that they should account for a period of heavy interaction with the SMAP project staff during the Calibration and Validation period of the mission. For more information please see clarified version of the text of ROSES 2012 A.24 at http://tinyurl.com/A24SMAPST
The NASA point of contact concerning this program is Jared Entin who can be reached at email@example.com or 202-358-0275.
posted January 7, 2013
The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is seeking ways to provide or develop in situ vicarious calibration instruments, systems, and approaches for a future mission’s ocean color instrument. This Request for Information (RFI) asks organizations to provide information regarding current instrument capabilities or descriptions of developments that would be needed in order to provide an in situ vicarious calibration capability for maintaining global climate quality ocean color remote sensing reflectances for a multi- or hyperspectral sensor. "Vicarious" calibration for ocean color refers to a final bias adjustment to the calibrated, spectral top-of-atmosphere radiances observed by an ocean color instrument. Responses could consider the PACE Science Definition Team (SDT) report (found at http://dsm.gsfc.nasa.gov/PACE.html) for details of sample vicarious calibration for ocean color requirements, particularly the details in Section 4.6.1 of the report.
NASA is requesting information from the community on capabilities and new approaches that are available for providing in situinstrumentation to support ocean color vicarious calibration requirements. Calibration requirements for the ocean color instrument are suggested to be a prelaunch absolute calibration of 2% and on-orbit absolute calibration accuracy (before vicarious calibration) of better than 5%. Vicarious calibration should include ground-based remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) data for evaluating postlaunch instrument gains. The recommended in situ vicarious calibration instrument(s) systems to support ocean color science applications might include the following features:
1. Spectral range from 350-900 nm at ≤ 3 nm resolution
2. Total spectral accuracies ≤ 5% including contributions from all instrument calibrations and data processing steps (with NIST traceability)
3. Temporal spectral stability ≤ 1% per deployment (with NIST traceability)
4. Sufficient data acquisition rates to reduce vicarious gain standard errors to ≤ 0.2% within one year of launch (post-launch, implying the need for multiple systems that are simultaneously deployed)
5. Capability of autonomous operation for some application.
Respondents are asked to provide information about existing capabilities and/or capabilities that need to be developed which could meet the requirements described above. Each response to the RFI should address the following topics, in this order:
a. A description of the existing capabilities and/or capabilities that need to be developed and how those capabilities would meet all of the desired vicarious calibration instrument(s) requirement(s).
b. A justification for why this particular capability or approach would meet the requirement (s).
c. An estimated total cost and schedule with any key details driving the cost. The schedule should indicate the length of the period for development.
Responses to this RFI are due by February 15, 2013 in the form of a PDF uploaded to the NSPIRES web page. For background information and instructions on submission see the full text of the RFI on the NSPIRES web page for NNH13ZDA005L at http://tinyurl.com/ac6r85f or by going to http://nspires.nasaprs.com/, choosing "Solicitations", followed by "Open Solicitations", and searching on NNH13ZDA005L.
Point of contact for this RFI is Mr. Parminder Ghuman, Instrument Incubator Program Manager,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 301-286-8001; FAX: 301-286-0321.