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ROSES 2013 Clarifications, corrections and amendments Amendment 5: Appendix A.30, Earth Venture Suborbital-2: Draft text for comment and tentative solicitation schedule.

Description: Amendment 5 releases draft text of Appendix A.30 for community comment (responses are due April 12) and tentative solicitation schedule. A telecon will be held on April 9, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT. More information and the text may be downloaded at: http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/EVS2

Amendment 5 releases draft text of Appendix A.30 for community comment (responses are due April 12) and tentative solicitation schedule. More information and the text may be downloaded at: http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/EVS2

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Division’s Earth Venture (EV) is an important element within the Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program. Earth Venture consists of a series of regularly solicited, competitively selected Earth Science investigations as recommended by the recent National Research Council’s decadal survey in Earth science, Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond (The National Academies Press, 2007, available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11820). This Earth Venture Suborbital-2 program element solicits proposals for complete suborbital, principal investigator-led investigations to conduct innovative, integrated, hypothesis, or scientific question driven approaches to pressing Earth system science issues. These new investigations will be competitively selected to provide opportunity for investment in innovative Earth system science to enhance our capability to better understand the current state of the Earth and predict future change.

This Amendment to ROSES 2013 releases a tentative schedule for the Appendix A.30 solicitation and draft text for the solicitation for community comment. NASA encourages interested parties to comment on the draft solicitation and tentative schedule in either of two ways:

  1. Email your comment(s) and question(s) to Hal Maring at hal.maring@nasa.gov by 11:59 pm on Apr 12, 2013 and/or
  2. Make your comment verbally during a telecon, which will be held on April 9, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT by calling 866-844-9416 (numbers for access from outside the U.S. will be available as a PDF file on NSPIRES at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/EVS2) Access code: NP3.

Questions concerning the text or schedule for the Appendix A.30 solicitation, may be directed to Hal Maring Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-1679;
E-mail: hal.maring@nasa.gov.

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