Whitepaper #031 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: research tools and infrastructure.
Geospace science studies the entire coupled sun-earth system. In order to understand all parts of the system, a diverse set of observations from disparate instruments obtained at various locations in the geospace system are needed. Many are ground-based. This white paper outlines the current challenges and provides recommendations on best practices for ground-based geospace data infrastructure.