NSF Geosciences Directorate outlines two major planning processes


  • Randy Showstack


“We want to do more than just evolve into the next decade,” Robert Corell, assistant director for geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), told an audience at a “town meeting” held in May during the AGU Spring Meeting in Boston, Mass.

Corell, along with the Geoscience Directorate Division directors for atmospheric, Earth, and ocean sciences, said that two concurrent planning processes underway at the directorate will help to guide the direction of the science, and also support the annual geosciences science plan and the NSF budget in a competitive fiscal environment.