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  • Earth-Sun Sciences Systems Components Knowledge BaseFritz PolicelliNASA Stennis Space CenterFritz.s.policelli@nasa.govJanuary 4, 2005

  • NASA Vision and Mission Statement

  • November 16, 2004

  • NASA Applied Sciences Program ObjectiveTo expand and accelerate the economic and societal benefits from NASA Earth-Sun science information and technology research results

  • Partnership Approach to Integrated Systems

  • OutlineBackgroundPurposeGoalsWhat is the Knowledge Base?Status of the Knowledge BasePreliminary mapping for Decision Support Tools (DSTs) partneringFuture mapping of the Knowledge Base

  • NASA Earth-Sun Research Themes

  • NASA Earth-Sun Spacecraft Missions

  • November 16, 2004

  • Earth-Sun Science System Components

  • Accompanying Print Materials

    Three booklets with high-level information on NASA-affiliated systems are in development/distribution NASA Spacecraft Research MissionsModels & Assimilation SystemsPartner Organization Decision Support Tools

    Earth-Sun Science System Components Chart: Current Version 4.85

  • Purpose

    Create and evolve a dynamic inventory of science-quality NASA Earth-Sun Science Systems and Products resulting from science and technology Research and DevelopmentMissions/Sensors/MeasurementsModels/Analysis Systems/Assimilations Systems/Model ProductsScience, Education, and Technology Infrastructure

    Provide the NASA Applied Sciences Program and science community with reference information on NASA products

    Provide candidate Integrated Systems Solutions for community of practice, including partner organizations with Decision Support Tools

  • Functions

    Gather information on NASA affiliated spacecraft missions, sensors, measurements, models, analysis systems, assimilation systems, model products, and partner decision support tools into a database

    Provide a user-friendly, web-based interface for the knowledge base

    Evolve updated printed materials (chart, booklets) based on online information

    Dynamically update the database and the interface in order to maintain data integrity

  • Data Gathering

    Key sources of information on NASA research resultsPrimary source for remote sensing systems, sensors, and products is the InternetPrimary source for models is model owners/developers Secondary source is teleconferences with researchers Tertiary sources include books, presentations, and periodicals

    Initial information gatheringAffiliated NASA researchers (~20,000 !) may access a web page allowing them to submit revisions to the databaseRevisions are reviewed prior to entry into the baselined database

  • Knowledge Base Website

    Graphical Interface to the SQL Server Database

    Each icon represents a remote sensing systemClicking on a mission icon willDisplay basic information about the missionDisplay a hypertext listing of the different sensors affiliated with that missionClicking on a sensor willDisplay basic information about the sensorDisplay a hypertext listing of the different products affiliated with that sensorClicking on a data product willDisplay basic information about the product

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseThe Knowledge Base is online and populated:

    Populated items include:Earth-Sun Science Observation SourcesHelio/Geophysical ParametersEarth-Sun Science ModelsModel Outputs/PredictionsPartner Decision Support Tools (preliminary)

  • Current State of the Knowledge Base

    Earth Observation Sources

    92 Spacecraft Missions/ Campaigns/Sensor Networks

    435 Sensors348 dynamically linked87 heritage/other sensors

    468 Science-Quality research products400 mapped to sensors68 mapped to Spacecraft Missions

    Working Draft Reference Booklet

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseGeophysical Parameters

    55 total, based on draft 2004-2014 NASA Earth Science Research Plan

    Measurements mapped to geophysical parameters

    Will update parameters list when NASA Earth Science Research Plan is signed

    Heliophysical parameters to be added

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseEarth Science Models

    62 listed on the components chart30 populated and available for public access20 Earth System Modeling Framework models

    Input webpage:

    ExampleMosaic LSM:

    Working Draft Reference Booklet

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseModel Outputs/Predictions

    Based on draft 2004-2014 NASA Earth Science Research Plan

    Knowledge Base also contains list of specific model products (e.g. forecast of soil moisture)

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseDecision Support ToolsTypesManagement Tools, Policy ToolsDecision Support Systems, Scenario Assessment Tools

    28 Decision Support Tools on chart

    Candidate Integrated System Solution Configurations (Zeroth Order)

    Updated (First Order) Set of Integrated System Solutions for each tool is in development

    Prototype Tool

    Working Draft Reference Booklet

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseFocus for Development

    Contacting Model Owners/Developers to obtain reference information (particularly input and output)

    Populate Knowledge Base with information on Sun-Solar System Research assets and products

    Contacting Decision Support Tool Owner/Operators to obtain reference information (particularly input and outcome/benefit)

    Linking the research products as relevant inputs to Decision Support Tools

    Integrate Knowledge Base with the METIS Enterprise Architecture Tool

  • Current State of the Knowledge BaseAlso in work

    Continuous collection and updating of NASA products

    Appropriate links for technical infrastructure sections of chart

  • Future Mapping of the Knowledge Base

    Connections will be investigated between NASA assets/ capabilities and:

    Partner Organization Decision Support Tool requirements

    Partner agency operational requirements (initially NOAA)

    National/International requirements (IWGEO/GEO)

  • U.S. and Global Programs benefiting from Earth Observations

  • ClosingStatus Report Feedback Welcome!

    Online feedback form:


  • Back-up Chart 0NASA Science Mission Directorate

    Applied Sciences Program

    Crosscutting Solutions Program Element

    Integrated Benchmarked Systems (IBS) Project

    Knowledge Base Project Element

  • Back-up Chart 1Current risks includerefining the specifics of partner requirements for Earth observations and predictions as inputs to their decision support systemsThe challenge is to establish integrated systems and solutions that couple the research of Earth system scientists with the support tools of decision-makers who work with national and international priorities in policy and management.

  • Back-up Chart 2The first step is to conduct an evaluation of the specific connection between NASA research results and the geophysical parameters required for a given decision support tool. The program links knowledge to action through solutions based on end-to-end, integrated systems that connect basic scientific predictions or observations to decision-relevant impacts and options.

  • Back-up Chart 3This systems approach is applied to each application area and engages the integration of discrete systems components of observatories, Earth system models, and decision-support systems. The challenge is in establishing a common architecture and a common approach for systematically integrating system solutions among a cadre of thousands of individuals at multiple federal agencies, among NASA centers, and at hundreds universities and other science and research organizations.