Showstack R.,AGU American Geophysical Union
Space Weather | Year: 2012
The U.S. National Research Councils (NRC) report Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society, which was released on 15 August, is a decadal strategy that includes overarching goals and key recommendations for basic and applied research in solar and space physics for 2013-2022. The report, which keeps an eye on budgetary concerns, recommends maintaining continued support for important elements of the Heliophysics Systems Observatory, which includes NASAs existing heliophysics flight missions and the U.S. National Science Foundations (NSF) ground-based facilities. Other report priorities include implementing a new U.S. federal multiagency initiative called DRIVE (for diversify, realize, integrate, venture, educate) to more fully develop and more effectively employ many assets at NASA, NSF, and other agencies. © 2012. The American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.