[ESIP-all] National Plan for Civil Earth Obs - Public RFI extended deadline to July 15

Erin Robinson erinrobinson at esipfed.org
Tue Jun 28 08:00:23 EDT 2016

Hi All -

On behalf of OSTP, I wanted to make sure that you were aware of the RFI for
the 2nd National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. The RFI deadline has
been extended to July 15. ESIP leadership is putting together a coordinated
response, which will be shared soon.


Erin Robinson
Executive Director
ESIP Federation/ Foundation for Earth Science


To all –

The US Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) is developing the next
National Plan for Civil Earth Observations.  These plans are required by
law every three years. The first one came out in 2014, and it articulated
observation categories of Sustained and Experimental observations for
public services and for research.  The plan identified tiers of
observations and it articulated eight supporting actions for the Federal
government to pursue.

Activities to develop the 2nd National Plan for Civil Earth Observations
are underway; it is planned for release in 2017.

On June 15th, OSTP released a Request for Information (RFI) for this 2nd
National Plan.  The link to this RFI is:


This site provides summary information, including instructions on how to
submit input.  It also gives a link to the complete RFI, which is in
Federal Register notice.

The RFI poses questions about current trends and practices in Earth
observations and solicits comments regarding the 2014 National Plan. The
public input provided to the RFI will inform OSTP as they work with Federal
agencies and other stakeholders to develop the second Plan.

The deadline for public input is *Friday, July 15, 2016.*

We encourage you to submit inputs, and please distribute broadly.


- The US Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) is the interagency
subcommittee supporting OSTP in developing this 2nd National Plan for Civil
Earth Observations

- The 2014 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations is available at:

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