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NASA’s carbon cycle and ecosystems research provides knowledge of the interactions of global biogeochemical cycles and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with global environmental change and the implications for Earth’s climate, productivity, and natural resources.

Major Research Objectives:
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Document and understand how the global carbon cycle, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and land cover and use are changing
2)  
Quantify global productivity, biomass, carbon fluxes, and changes in land cover
3)  
Provide information about future changes in global carbon cycling and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for use in ecological forecasting and as inputs for improved climate change projections.

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National Research Council 2017—2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space

Community Advance Planning workshops sponsored by NASA:
+ An Advance Planning “Pre-Decadal Survey” Workshop: The Carbon-Climate System
Final Report: 15–18 March 2015

+ Terrestrial Ecology, Carbon Cycle, Land Use / Land Cover Change, and Biodiversity (TECLUB) Priority Science Questions and Measurements
Final Report: 28-30 October 2014

Recent Announcements + Archive
+ Registration Open, SOCCR-2 Feb 2, 2016 Public Forum
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posted 01.19.2016
+ ROSES-15 Amendment 39: New opportunity in program element A.7, Carbon Monitoring System
Notices of Intent are due 01.29.16.
Proposals due 3.29.16
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posted 12.30.2015
+ NASA Research Opportunity for Biodiversity announced.
Notices of Intent are due 1.15.16.
Proposals due 3.18.16
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posted 12.18.2015
+ Socioeconomics Benefits Solicitation Released. NOIs are requested by January 22, 2016. Proposals are due March 24, 2016. See More >>
posted 12.07.2015
+ NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Research Opportunity. Notices of intent are requested by January 7, 2016 and proposals are due by March 3, 2016. See more >>
posted 12.03.2015
+ Yaxing Wei receives 2015 World Data Systems Data Stewardship Award
posted 12.01.2015
+ Final Report released for Terrestrial Ecology, Carbon Cycle, Land Use / Land Cover Change, and Biodiversity (TECLUB) Priority Science Questions and Measurements
posted 11.02.2015

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