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NASA SMD ROSES-21 Amendment 32: A.4 Terrestrial Ecology “ABoVE” Phase 3 Final Text and Due Dates Released

By SpaceRef Editor
August 16, 2021
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A.4 Terrestrial Ecology ABoVE Phase 3
 requests proposals for Phase 3 of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE Phase 3) and is open to previous members of the ABoVE Science Team and to scientists wishing to become involved for the first time. NASA seeks proposals that make significant use of remote sensing data to improve understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to environmental change in the Arctic and boreal regions of western North America. The overall focus of ABoVE Phase 3 is on:


(a)   Synthesis activities that combine multiple data sets to analyze the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic and boreal ecosystems in the ABoVE domain, across North America, and across the circumpolar region.

(b)   Integration of research results and remote sensing data from ABoVE into a coherent modeling framework to diagnose and predict the impacts of environmental change on ecosystem dynamics and the consequent impacts on ecosystem services and society.

(c)   Filling critical research gaps in our understanding of how environmental change impacts the dynamics of boreal and Arctic ecosystems within the ABoVE domain.


ROSES-2021 Amendment 32 releases final text and due dates for A.4 Terrestrial Ecology ABoVE Phase 3. Notices of Intent are requested by September 15 and the due date for proposals is November 17, 2021.


On or about August 16, 2021, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2021” (NNH21ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


Questions concerning A.4 TE ABoVE may be directed to Hank Margolis at

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