PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE COMMUNICATION INITIATIVE

The SSB obtained internal NRC funds to expand outreach and dissemination efforts for the 2003 report of the Steering Committee on Space Applications and Commercialization, Using Remote Sensing in State and Local Government: Information for Management and Decision Making. The outreach effort focused on bringing the results of the report to state and local managers and elected officials and on further dissemination of the report to interested individuals. Roberta Balstad, chair of the authoring committee, presented the results of the report at a workshop held in May 2004 at Rutgers University. The workshop focused on the use of remote sensing data in New Jersey state and local government. In addition, the SSB used President’s Circle Communication Initiative (PCCI) funds to create and distribute CDs including all three of the steering committee’s remote sensing reports to the 100 workshop participants. PCCI funds also supported the wide dissemination of a lay-audience publication, New Frontiers in Solar System Exploration, which was prepared to summarize highlights of the decadal science strategy for solar system exploration, and the funds were used to prepare and distribute a similar document, Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas: Future Directions in Solar and Space Physics. Both publications have been made available via a variety of education venues.



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