Thread: NSF Division of Earth Sciences Geophysical Instrumentation Portfolio Review

Started: 2020-11-30 22:32:37
Last activity: 2020-11-30 22:32:37
Dear colleagues,

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) has convened a subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Geosciences (AC-GEO) charged with reviewing and prioritizing the instrumentation and sensor network operation capabilities that a new geophysical facility would enable. This unified facility would succeed the current SAGE (Seismic Facility for the Advancement of GEoscience) and GAGE (Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of GEoscience) facilities. The review is motivated by EAR’s desire to better enable the research community to make advances in addressing the scientific goals articulated in the new National Acadamies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine decadal survey report A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030: The Earth in Time in the context of the current challenging outlook for the federal budget.

A message from the AC-GEO subcommittee to the community regarding the scope and timeline of their review can be found here: (


Margaret H Benoit, PhD
Program Director
Division of Earth Sciences
Directorate of Geosciences
National Science Foundation
(703) 292-7233

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