Status Report

ROSES-09 Amendment 12: Revised text for Appendix A.2, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change

By SpaceRef Editor
August 18, 2009
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Appendix A.2 of ROSES-2009, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, is focused on improving the detection and monitoring of land-cover and land-use changes around the world, explaining and attributing these changes to their primary causes, and examining the implications of the changes in terms of their impacts, for example, on the vulnerability of the associated land use or social systems and their adaptability to a changing climate.

Amendment 12 announces that Appendix A.2, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change will be solicited in ROSES 2009 and presents the text for this program element, which replaces the prior version in its entirety.

This program is using a two-step procedure for the submission of proposals.   Step 1 proposals are due December 1, 2009, and step 2 proposals are due on June 1, 2010. Table 2 and Table 3 of the Summary of Solicitation for this NRA have been updated to reflect this change.  Pending the availability of funds through the Federal budget process for Fiscal Year 2011, NASA expects to make final selections for this announcement in late 2010. Anticipated starting date for selected projects is January 1, 2011.

On or about Aug 18, 2009, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2009” (NNH09ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH09ZDA001N”).

Further information about this program element is available from Dr. Garik Gutman, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-0276; Email:

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