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NASA - 2597 - Earth Science Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEarth Science Advisory CommitteeAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2597
Original Establishment Date1/17/2017Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://science.nasa.gov/researchers/nac/scienc...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date6/12/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO/Executive Secretary
Date Of Renewal Charter6/12/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Lucia
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Tsaoussi
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 358-4471
Effective Date Of Authority*6/12/2019Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*lucia.s.tsaoussi@nasa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This committee draws on the expertise of its members to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, on Earth science programs, policies, plans and priorities.
How is membership balanced?*The Director, Earth Science Division, ensures a balanced representation in terms of points of the view represented and the functions to be performed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee meets wo to three times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Consensus scientific advice from outside experts is essential to support NASA Earth science program planning.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksOne in-person meeting and one virtual meeting were held during FY 2020. ESAC recommendations relate to NASA Earth Science Division planning for EV-C instrument (Libera) launch.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations Comment1 - NASA Earth Science Division should monitor the feasibility of the proposed timeline for the Libera instrument launch and develop a plan for action so as to ensure the measurement continuity.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*1.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn progressAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*This committee's recommendations and analysis are used to inform decisions on the programmatic scope and priorities, as well as the implementation of Earth science programs. In addition, the committee provides a regular forum for broad discussion of Earth science and the role of Earth science within and outside of NASA.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$18,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$18,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$9,900.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$9,900.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$20,650.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$20,650.00
Total Costs$48,550.00Est. Total Next FY*$48,550.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Physics
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Space
Space and Aeronautics
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031561Earth Science Senior Review Subcommittee2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035777Earth Science Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033025Earth Science Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001965Earth Science Advisory Committee2017