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Each of the Core Community Surveys will provide data to many teams conducting a large number of diverse science investigations. Roman’s science objectives that will be addressed by the Core Community Surveys are Astrophysics with wide area near-IR surveys, Cosmology and Exoplanet demographics.
Given the broad range of science topics that each survey will address, the Roman mission plans to define the core surveys via an open collaborative process implemented by the Roman science centers at STScI and IPAC. The goal is to maximize the science return from the core surveys while also providing the observations needed to meet science requirements in Cosmology and Exoplanet Demographics.
The goal is for the core surveys to be community defined in a broad inclusive process with a large number of groups with diverse science interests providing input into the survey design. The surveys will be community owned, they will not be directed by a single team, and there is no proprietary period for any Roman science data.
Information sessions to inform community about Roman capabilities
White paper call for papers detailing science that can be done with the survey
Set up and charter a tiered committee structure to do the work of recommending survey definitions based on community input. Committees include representatives of all science areas to be addressed by each survey (determined from white paper submissions etc).
Steering Committee: Provides recommendations on balance between each of the core community surveys, and the general astrophysics survey allocation above 25%
Survey Committee: Evaluate white papers, solicit additional community input, evaluate survey options against science metrics, produce recommendations for survey with options for enhancements/descopes
Members of the science community at US institutions can apply for support to participate in Roman preparatory science activities via the Roman elements of ROSES solicitation. Click here for more details.