NASA's Earth Observation System (EOS) is planned as the prime source of remotely sensed geophysical data for at least a decade. Since EOS is expected to be submitted as a new start in the NASA budget for Fiscal Year 1991, it is appropriate that AGU adopt a formal position on the program. To do this, a panel has been formed by President Don Anderson to draft an AGU position for Council approval. The panel will report by January 1990. It will focus on scientific as opposed to management aspcets in keeping with AGU's expertise.