The purpose of the Advisory Panel is to provide a link between Science Board and the community, and represent the needs of the community to STFC. The remit of the panel includes Technology Development, Theory, High Performance Computing and Data Curation issues within their area.
The Advisory Panel is tasked to:
The Advisory Panel is required to report on these activities to Science Board on a regular basis. The science strategy developed by the Advisory Panel will be used by Science Board as input to ongoing strategy development and in future Programmatic Reviews.
A review of solar physics facilities has been undertaken by specialists working in this area, including the Chair of the SSAP.
A review of exoplanet research in the UK has been undertaken by members of the AAP and SSAP, along with specialists working in this area.
The Solar System Advisory Panel (SSAP) invited community input to the Balance of Programmes Exercise 2016 (BoP1) via a questionnaire with a deadline of 25th August 2016. Following the consultation, the final version of the SSAP report was submitted to the Balance of Programme 2016 (BoP1 )Sub Group in September 2016.
Last updated: 03 January 2019