The investment that national agencies make in geoscience and geospace inquiries span decades and yet the data may remain locked away in a researcher’s closet on fragile CD-R’s or old tapes. 21st century geoscientists are overturning these old, data-wasteful notions. Michael is at the forefront of using, sponsoring, and evangelizing for open source, open data in geoscience and geospace.
Due to the difficulty of geospace remote sensing, numerous open questions exist. When we answer one question, sometimes we get two or four new questions–such is science. This 2006 Dartmouth auroral research slide deck with many still open questions from Dartmouth is a nice starting point for the student thinking about undergraduate or graduate research.