The Earth system functions and connects in unexpected ways. Efforts are needed to advance the study of Earth sciences research not only for fundamental understanding, but to meet societal needs. A new report from the National Academies, A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030: Earth in Time highlights new initiatives, infrastructure, and partnerships needed to answer priority research questions in the next decade.
In 2018, Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources to undertake a decadal survey that provides guidance on future Earth science research priorities, infrastructure and facilities, and partnerships. This report responds to these tasks, presenting a compelling and vibrant vision of the future of Earth science research.
The full report can be downloaded here.