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-====== Decadal Review Activities ======+====== Astro2010 Decadal Review Activities ====== 
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 ==== History ==== ==== History ====
  As recounted on the home page, the USIC was formed specifically to study and advocate for the future of ground-based O/IR interferometry\\   As recounted on the home page, the USIC was formed specifically to study and advocate for the future of ground-based O/IR interferometry\\ 
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  When the Decadal (now called Astro2010) process and schedule came out, it proved to have short fuses on just about every step. At this point USIC benefited enormously from having begun community discussions two years ago, and having formed working groups nearly a year ago.\\ \\   When the Decadal (now called Astro2010) process and schedule came out, it proved to have short fuses on just about every step. At this point USIC benefited enormously from having begun community discussions two years ago, and having formed working groups nearly a year ago.\\ \\ 
 ==== Science White papers ==== ==== Science White papers ====
- Members of the interferometry community contributed 6 white papers focused on science enabled by interferometry - only one of these was formally signed by USIC. A further 18 papers mention contributions from ground-based optical interferometry while 62 (nearly 20% of the total) cite the need for ground or space optical/infrared interferometry (see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers for details).\\ \\ + Members of the interferometry community contributed 6 white papers focused on science enabled by interferometry - only one of these was formally signed by USIC. A further 18 papers mention contributions from ground-based optical interferometry while 62 (nearly 20% of the total) cite the need for ground or space optical/infrared interferometry (see [[usic:ASTRO2010_White_Papers|ASTRO2010 White Papers]] for details).\\ \\ 
 ==== State of the Profession Position Paper ==== ==== State of the Profession Position Paper ====
- The USIC prepared and submitted a policy paper, reviewing the critical need for operations support for and community access to ground-based arrays, and proposing a new funding opportunity, perhaps similar to the NSF University Radio Observatory grants program, with a suggested funding level of $6M/year (see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers for details). This position paper included an endorsement page signed by representatives of the US Ground-based interferometer facilities. An additional three Position papers mentioned O/IR ground-based interferometry - those of Akeson, Frogel and Silva.\\ \\ + The USIC prepared and submitted a policy paper, reviewing the critical need for operations support for and community access to ground-based arrays, and proposing a new funding opportunity, perhaps similar to the NSF University Radio Observatory grants program, with a suggested funding level of $6M/year (see [[usic:ASTRO2010_White_Papers|ASTRO2010 White Papers]] for details). This position paper included an endorsement page signed by representatives of the US Ground-based interferometer facilities. An additional three Position papers mentioned O/IR ground-based interferometry - those of Akeson, Frogel and Silva.\\ \\ 
 ==== Technology Paper ==== ==== Technology Paper ====
- The USIC worked with volunteers from the community to prepare a description of technology opportunities in interferometry, and to propose a funding profile that could support them in the coming decade (see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers for details). This paper was submitted on March 31, 2009.\\ \\ + The USIC worked with volunteers from the community to prepare a description of technology opportunities in interferometry, and to propose a funding profile that could support them in the coming decade (see [[usic:ASTRO2010_White_Papers|ASTRO2010 White Papers]] for details). This paper was submitted on March 31, 2009.\\ \\ 
 ==== Proposed Activity Paper ==== ==== Proposed Activity Paper ====
- The USIC prepared a response to the "Request for Information from Activities", summarizing content and conclusions of the science, policy, and technology white papers, and recommending support for array operation, community access, technology development, and later in the decade, preliminary planning and conceptual design of a next generation ground-based interferometry facility (see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers for details). This paper was submitted on April 1, 2009.\\ \\ + The USIC prepared a response to the "Request for Information from Activities", summarizing content and conclusions of the science, policy, and technology white papers, and recommending support for array operation, community access, technology development, and later in the decade, preliminary planning and conceptual design of a next generation ground-based interferometry facility (see [[usic:ASTRO2010_White_Papers|ASTRO2010 White Papers]] for details). This paper was submitted on April 1, 2009.\\ \\ 
 ==== Related Papers and Proposals ==== ==== Related Papers and Proposals ====
  As mentioned above, many science white papers mentioned O/IR interferometry, and many others mentioned space interferometry or space interferometric astrometry. Science and Activity papers were also prepared for Intensity Interferometry.  As mentioned above, many science white papers mentioned O/IR interferometry, and many others mentioned space interferometry or space interferometric astrometry. Science and Activity papers were also prepared for Intensity Interferometry.
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