Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: APEX was a major undertaking by the Trustee Council and publication of results is necessary to legitimize the effort in the broad scientific community. The revised Detailed Project Description indicates substantial progress toward achieving a synthesis of results from individual APEX subprojects. Although titles and numbers of manuscripts have changed over the last year, I am confident that the needed synthesis is on track and that the project overall remains very productive.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent
Executive Director Comments: Fund contingent on submittal of the APEX final report (which was due September 30, 2000). This project was deferred pending submittal and approval of a revised Detailed Project Description and budget that lay out a two-year plan (FY 01 and FY 02) for bringing the APEX project to completion; the revised documents have now been reviewed and approved. In addition, several of the manuscripts funded in FY 00 had not been submitted as planned. However, substantial progress has been made on many of these manuscripts and work is expected to continue on them in FY 01.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)