Published: 
Jul 28, 2022

Amendment 36: A.4 Terrestrial Ecology Due Dates Delayed and Evaluation Criteria Clarified

NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program has a long and rich history of successfully mounting large-scale, intensive field campaigns to study critical biomes and regions. These field campaigns have been aimed at exploiting the synergistic benefits of multidisciplinary science focused on a specific science question or set of science questions addressed using satellite and airborne remote sensing observations in combination with surface and near-surface measurements of smaller scale features and processes. A.4 Scoping Studies for the Next Terrestrial Ecology Field Campaign solicits proposals for 12-month scoping studies that identify high impact scientific questions that require a major investment in time and resources to advance terrestrial ecology, biogeochemistry, and related sciences. The scoping studies should focus on critical biomes and/or regions that are of importance to understanding the potential feedbacks between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with the atmosphere in the context of global change. Such field campaigns also aim to better prepare the science community to make use of NASA’s future satellite data, such as that from the upcoming NASA Earth System Observatory constellation to advance the scientific objectives of the Terrestrial Ecology Program. The future field experiment is not intended for technology demonstrations. However, the use of innovative remote sensing to answer key scientific questions is strongly encouraged.

Amendment 36 clarifies the evaluation criteria in Section 6.3 of A.4 Scoping Studies for the Next Terrestrial Ecology Field Campaign and delays the due dates: Notices of Intent to propose are now requested by October 25, 2022, and proposals are now due January 11, 2023. New text is in bold and deleted text is struck through.

On or about July 27, 2022, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2022" (NNH22ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2022.

Questions concerning A.4 Scoping Studies for the Next Terrestrial Ecology Field Campaign may be directed to Hank Margolis at hank.a.margolis@nasa.gov and Michael Falkowski at michael.falkowski@nasa.gov.