Decadal Survey

Biological and Physical Sciences in Space

Decadal Surveys are community-driven, bottom-up studies produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) that aim to formulate a community consensus about the most compelling science questions for the decade ahead in each of the disciplines. This process provides a rare opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their insights and help shape the scientific endeavors of the next decade.

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NASEM has established a Decadal Survey Committee and has issued a solicitation for white papers for the second Decadal Survey in the areas of Biological and Physical Sciences. For the first time, the Survey includes a request for ideas for "research campaigns," which may integrate multiple missions and multiple disciplines to tackle an overarching scientific or exploration goal. Thus, academic researchers, government agencies and commercial industries are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and submit proposals.

For more information about the Decadal Survey and how to get involved:

Call for Whitepapers for 2023-2032 Decadal Survey


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