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FYI Number 49: April 16, 2001

NSF FY 2002 Request: Geosciences

NSF's "FY 2002 Budget Request to Congress" details the Geosciences request. The Geosciences Activity request would decrease 0.6%, or $3.65 million, from $562.19 million to $558.54 million.

There are three Subactivities within the Geosciences Activity:

The Atmospheric Sciences Subactivity budget would decrease 1.0%, or $1.95 million, from $188.45 million to $186.50 million.

Within the Atmospheric Sciences Subactivity, the Atmospheric Sciences Research Support budget would decrease 1.0%, or $1.20 million, from $117.07 million to $115.87 million. The budget for the National Center for Atmospheric Research would decrease 1.1%, or $0.75 million, from $71.38 million to $70.63 million.

The Earth Sciences Subactivity budget would increase 0.8%, or $0.98 million, from $115.81 million to $116.79 million.

Within the Earth Sciences Subactivity, the Earth Sciences Project Support budget would increase 1.2%, or $0.91 million, from $78.28 million to $79.19 million. The Instrumentation and Facilities budget would increase 0.2%, or $0.05 million, from $28.47 million to $28.52 million. The Continental Dynamic budget would increase 0.2%, or $0.02 million, from $9.06 million to $9.08 million.

The Ocean Sciences Subactivity budget would decrease 1.0%, or $2.68 million, from $257.93 million to $255.25 million.

Within the Ocean Sciences Subactivity, the Ocean Section budget would decrease 1.5%, or $1.48 million, from $97.58 million to $96.10 million. The Integrative Program Section budget would decrease 0.5%, or $0.44 million, from $83.29 million to $82.85 million. The budget for the Marine Geosciences Section would decrease 1.0%, or $0.76 million, from $77.06 million to $76.30 million.

Richard M. Jones
Media and Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
fyi@aip.org
(301) 209-3095

 

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