In 2018, NASA initiated a new study for the Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) Designated Observable, identified in the 2018 National Academies’ Decadal Survey entitled, “Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space.”
The SBG team invites the science, applications and space-science communities to a continuing series of webinars to engage with progress and recommended architectures for community input.
The next webinar, on July 15th at 12:00 PM Eastern, will begin with a review of the science and applications metrics used to score architectures to be followed by a presentation of the recommended options, a preferred option and two high-value alternates. The SBG team will review the process for community feedback, and NASA HQ staff will talk about their next steps, leading to a decision.
Prior to each webinar, the SBG team will distribute summary material and request that questions be submitted in advance, although there will also be opportunities for Q and A during the webinars as well. Following each webinar, a summary will be posted on the SBG website, along with the presentation material.
Input received following the May and July workshops will be summarized and will be part of the final recommendation package transmitted to NASA HQ on July 29th.