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Mission and Goals

2002 Charter Statement

IndianaView

AmericaView is a locally controlled and nationally coordinated program to advance the availability, timely distribution, and widespread use of remote sensing data and technology through education, research, outreach, and sustainable technology transfer to the public and private sectors.

AmericaView Charter March 12, 2002 

Objectives

AmericaView is a locally controlled and nationally coordinated program

AmericaView will develop remote sensing consortia in each participating state, such that the organization becomes a nationally coordinated consortium of locally controlled state-level consortia.

to advance the availability, timely distribution, and widespread use of remote sensing data and technology

AmericaView, in cooperation with data providers, will expand the number of available sensor data sets in standard ready-to-use formats and make them available to public agencies, educational institutions, and commercial entities in every state through appropriate license agreements and data/product access fees.

AmericaView and Partners will work with data providers to establish a national infrastructure for data flow that will:

  1. provide efficient storage, access, and real-time data delivery mechanisms, and

  2. enable cost-effective and timely distribution of data and data products.

to advance education

AmericaView Partners will leverage existing education and outreach programs and enable new programs that will:

  1. Provide training and distribute appropriate data and tools for K-12 educators;

  2. Expand remote sensing research at research universities in each state by distributing appropriate data and provide support as necessary;

  3. Facilitate long-term workforce development by expanding the number of remote sensing courses taught at community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities in each state.

research

AmericaView Partners will:

  1. Foster applications research by providing a mechanism for consortia to support grants and contracts to universities and private and public partnerships;

  2. Build partnerships with state and local government entities to identify unique research and development needs, foster remote sensing pilot projects, and to establish longer term opportunities for transfer of remote sensing technologies, applications, and research into the public sector;

  3. Begin research and development efforts on technical means to use high-resolution system data for locally valuable information products that can be used to build a consumer base for these systems.

outreach

AmericaView will establish a public relations effort to:

Mississippi

  1. Establish an AmericaView identity and keep Congress and the executive branch informed of AV's accomplishments;

  2. Seek national participation from states, tribal entities, and territories of the United States;

  3. Expand knowledge and use of remote sensing data and data products through outreach programs that facilitate training of existing workforce through workshops and other training opportunities;

  4. Promote cooperation, and sharing of expertise and remote sensing technology among and within participating states.

and sustainable technology transfer to the public and private sectors.

AmericaView will foster sustainable technology transfer to the public and private sectors through the education, outreach, and research activities of its partners.