Policy Program studies and analysis expand the knowledge base on which societal decisions rest.
- Earth Observations, Science and Services for the 21st Century
Earth observations, science, and services (OSS) are part of our critical infrastructure – a national asset that, if lost or degraded, will not meet future societal needs that span the whole of the national agenda.
- Carbon Cycle Uncertainty and Climate Risk
Carbon Cycle Uncertainty Increases Climate Change Risks and Mitigation Challenges
- Satellite Navigation and Space Weather
Vulnerability and resillience of Global Positioning System (GPS) in the face of space weather.
- A Road Weather Research Agenda
Weather plays a role in 24 percent of all crashes – approximately 1.5 million of them. This study identifies opportunities to take advantage of rapid changes in technology and advances in communications to allow road weather managers to manage traffic and fleets more effectively and to enable motorists to make better decisions.
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- Under the Weather
Vulnerabilities to hospitals and to healthcare continuity from severe weather events.
- U.S. Federal Climate Policy: emission fees
The advantages, disadvantages, design pricinples, and remaining needs for carbon fees.
- Space Weather and Aviation
The impact of space weather on aviation safety, economics, and operations.
- IEOS/GEOSS Implementation
Challenges and opportunities in the design and implementation of a global earth observing system.
- Responding to Climate Predictions
To respond effectively to climate predictions that involve significant seasonal variations, governments also require appropriate policies governing public and private decisions – at the local, national, and international levels.
- Weather and Highway Safety
Improving the safety and efficiency of the roads for the benefit of the traveling public.