Meetings & Events
TO: UNAVCO Community Members
FROM: Jim Davis, President, UNAVCO, Inc.
Will Prescott, (Future) President, UNAVCO, Inc.
SUBJECT: PBO Draft Proposal
Mike Jackson and many others have been very busy this summer
preparing the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) section of an EarthScope
proposal that will be submitted to the NSF in December. The current draft of the
is available for community comments.
In perusing the draft proposal, you should keep in mind that this is
only one part of an EarthScope proposal that will contain other
sections. In particular, you should note that most of the science
justification for EarthScope will occur in a section that discusses
all of the components. This discussion is not present in this PBO
draft. Also, the material in this PBO draft will likely not appear in
the EarthScope proposal in this form. Instead, the material in this
draft will be "cut and pasted" into the EarthScope proposal in a way
that fully integrates the USArray and PBO parts of the proposal.
UNAVCO, Inc. has begun talking to IRIS and SAFOD management about
integrating the PBO, USArray and SAFOD proposals into the single
EarthScope proposal that will come out of this. In the process of
this discussion, we have begun highlighting areas where USArray and
PBO will share facilities.
The budget presented in this draft is over budget by about 9% and is
not balanced on a year-to-year basis. The overage and balancing will
be dealt with at a later date as the funding profile for PBO is
solidified. In addition, the regional station allocations used to
create average station costs will likely change through the review
process. The budget does not estimate out-year (years 5-10) costs.
The final proposal will include these costs.
Comments on this draft should be sent to pbo-commentsunavco.org
Comments that suggest remedies to defects in the proposal will be
more effective than comments that merely point out deficiencies. And
comments that include suggested text for remedying deficiencies will
be most effective of all.
Last modified: Wednesday, 08-Jul-2015 16:08:55 UTC