[ccsm-scientists] House FY 2010 NSF Funding Bill
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Mon Jun 22 10:34:49 MDT 2009
The CCSM is explicitly mentioned in the House Appropriations Committee
version of the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.
It is somewhat unusual for the NSF bill to single out particular
projects, so this is something of a compliment to the CCSM Project,
> The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News Number
> 75: June 15, 2009 Web version: http://www.aip.org/fyi/2009/075.html
> FY 2010 House Appropriations Bill: National Science Foundation
> The report accompanying the House Appropriations Committee version of
> the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill has just been
> posted. This report stresses the importance of science and technology
> to the nation, stating in regard to the National Science Foundation:
> "The value of the NSF to the future growth of the United States economy
> was clearly acknowledged in the National Academy of Sciences report
> Rising Above the Gathering Storm and in the America Competes Act (Public
> Law 110-69). NSF's budget is on course to double by fiscal year 2016,
> and the funding recommended in this bill is consistent with this goal."
> House Report 111-149 has extensive language regarding the NSF, and may
> be viewed at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/approp/app10.html The following
> are selections from this committee report.
> RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES:
> The FY 2009 appropriation was $5,183.1 million The Administration's
> request was $5,733.2 million, an increase of
> 10.6 percent or $550.0 million.
> The House Appropriations Committee recommended $5,642.1 million, an
> increase of 8.9 percent or $459.0 million.
> Regarding the $91.0 million reduction from the request, the report
> states: "The reduction recommended from the request for NSF research
> support enables increases in important research and education funding in
> NOAA and NASA."
> The report contained the following language:
> "Climate change. - All requested increases for climate change in the
> various research programs are supported.
> "Hydrology and terrestrial ecosystems research. - The Committee notes
> the success of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in serving
> as an institutional focus for atmospheric research and in the provision
> of shared infrastructure, especially supercomputing and the community
> climate model. The Committee sees the need for an appropriate mechanism
> to bring together the hydrology research community and better integrate
> the different types of data and observing systems and enhance support of
> hydrology modeling. The Committee also sees the need for an appropriate
> mechanism to bring together the terrestrial ecology research community
> including the existing Long Term Ecological Research sites and their
> data, the considerable efforts in agriculture, forestry, and the USGS
> Biological Research Program, those who use satellite data such as that
> from Landsat, EOS, and the operational NOAA satellites, and the new NEON
> distributed observing system. NSF is directed to report its
> recommendations on the need for and establishment of mechanisms in these
> two areas of research with the budget request for fiscal year 2011.
> "Climate change education. - Using the most current information
> available, the National Academy of Sciences is undertaking a study to
> evaluate the implications of different atmospheric greenhouse gas
> concentration target levels and explain the uncertainties inherent in
> the analyses to inform policy makers as they make decisions about
> stabilization target levels for atmospheric greenhouse gas
> concentrations. Within the amounts appropriated, $100,000 is included
> for transfer to the National Academy of Sciences to develop educational
> materials based on the conclusions of this study for use at the
> collegiate level to strengthen climate education.
> "Ocean acidification. - Ocean acidification is a critical problem with
> potentially destructive effects on coral reefs and commercial fisheries.
> Within the amounts appropriated, funding is included for research into
> the causes of and solutions to the growing threat of ocean acidification
> at levels consistent with the recommendations of the Federal Ocean
> Acidification Research and Monitoring Program.
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