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NASA’s Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) will meet at NASA HQ in Washington, DC on March 10-11, 2020. The meeting on March 10 is 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET and on March 11 is 8:30 am – 3:00 pm ET.

NASA provided us with an agenda on March 9, but it is not yet posted on the committee’s website.  Some NASA advisory committee meetings are being held virtually instead of in-person because of the coronavirus outbreak, but NASA tells us as of today (March 9) this meeting will still be in person at NASA HQ.

The meeting will be available remotely by following the instructions in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a 
meeting of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC). This Committee 
functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science 
Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be 
held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and 
other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program 

DATES: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, 
March 11, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All times listed are Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 6H41 (on Tuesday, March 10) and Room 
5H41 (on Wednesday, March 11); 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science 
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 
358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to 
the capacity of the meeting room. This meeting is also available 
telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to 
participate in this meeting. Any interested person may call the USA 
toll free number 1-800-369-1949 or toll number 1-517-308-9360, passcode 
4877306, for both days, to participate in this meeting by telephone. 
The WebEx link is https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/; the meeting number 
is 903 089 345, password is WhbJkp?6 (case sensitive) for both days. 
The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Earth Science Division Update
--Earth Science Decadal Survey Implementation
--Earth Venture Class, Designated Observables (DO) Studies and 
Incubation Studies
--Research and Applications Cross-Benefits
--Commercial Data Buy.

    The agenda will be posted on the ESAC web page: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/nac/science-advisory-committees/esac.
    Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with 
NASA Headquarters security requirements, including the presentation of 
a valid picture ID to Security before access to NASA Headquarters. 
Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a 
copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following 
information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; 
gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; passport information (number, 
country, telephone); visa information (number, type, expiration date); 
employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, 
country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite 
admittance, attendees with U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green 
card holders) may provide full name and citizenship status no less than 
3 working days in advance by contacting Ms. KarShelia Henderson via 
email at khenderson@nasa.gov or by fax at (202) 358-2779.

    Note:  As a precaution, individuals returning from China will 
not be allowed into NASA Headquarters until the 14 days of 
observation and self-care period has expired, and they are 
determined not to be infectious. Attendees to the Earth Science 
Advisory Committee meeting who are returning from China should only 
participate virtually through the provided dial-in audio and WebEx, 
until the 14 days of observation and self-care period has expired.

    It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.


March 10 @ 7:00 am
March 11 @ 11:00 pm