2003 Vision

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OUR VISION (from 2003 Shared Vision)

It is the combined vision of the faculty of the AOSS department to reinvigorate our department through initiation of new educational opportunities in atmospheric and space science and engineering. It is also our intention to establish a vigorous earth systems science research program to meet national and global needs, while maintaining present strengths in space and atmospheric sciences and engineering. This vision embraces our department's unique position within the College of Engineering emphasizing the design and use of new instruments and models to explore our complex space and Earth systems. While this plan requires investment from the College of Engineering it will be initiated by existing faculty through restructuring of our curriculum and a shared commitment to identification of shared opportunities.

AOSS Shared Vision (March, 2003)


Here is a restatement of this vision as a set of goals in Gombosi's 2006 document. Tamas Gombosi compiled strategic document (March 2006)

The goals of AOSS are:

• To establish a vigorous Earth systems science research program to meet national and global needs.

• To revitalize our space science and engineering program, by building a vigorous program leading from basic research in the space environment of the solar system to applied knowledge for Government and industry.

•To maintain traditional strengths in planetary exploration and in air quality research, with application to environmental studies.


We embrace our department's unique position within the College of Engineering emphasizing the design and use of new instruments and models to explore our complex space and Earth systems.