RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
CONTINUED FEDERAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
||The Administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration is directed to continue
and to enhance such Administration's programs of remote-sensing
research and development.
||The administrator is authorized and
||conduct experimental space remote-sensing
programs (including applications demonstration programs
and basic research at universities);
||develop remote-sensing technologies
and techniques, including those needed for monitoring
the Earth and its environment; and
||conduct such research and development
in cooperation with other Federal agencies and with public
and private research entities (including private industry,
universities, State and local governments, foreign governments,
and international organizations) and to enter into arrangements
(including joint ventures) which will foster such cooperation.
||The Secretary is directed to conduct a continuing
||research in applications of
||monitoring of the Earth and
its environment; and
||development of technology for
||Such program may include support of basic research
at universities and demonstrations of applications.
||Couraged to conduct such research, monitoring,
and development in cooperation with other Federal agencies and
with public and private research entities (including private
industry, universities, State and local governments, foreign
governments, and international organizations) and to enter into
arrangements (including joint ventures) which will foster such
||In order to enhance the United States
ability to manage and utilize its renewable and nonrenewable
resources, the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of
the interior are authorized and encouraged to conduct programs
of research and development in the applications of remote-sensing
using funds appropriated for such purposes.
||Such programs may include basic research
at universities, demonstrations of applications, and cooperative
activities involving other government agencies, private sector
parties, and foreign and international organizations.
||Other Federal agencies are authorized and encouraged
to conduct research and development on the use of remote-sensing in
fulfillment of their authorized missions, using funds approprial.ed
for such purposes.
||The Secretary and the Administrator or the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration shall, within one year after
the date of enactment of this Act and biennially thereafter, jointly
develop and transmit to the Congress a report which includes (1) a
unified national plan for remote-sensing research and development
applied to the Earth and its atmosphere; (2) a compilation of progress
in the relevant ongoing research and development activities of the
Federal agencies; and (3) an assessment of the state of our knowledge
of the Earth and its atmosphere, the needs for additional research
(including research related to operational Federal remote-sensing
space programs), and opportunities available for further progress.
USE OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Data gathered in Federal experimental remote Sensing space programs
may be used in related research and development programs funded by the Federal
Government (including applications programs) and cooperative research programs,
but not commercial uses or in competition with private sector activities,
except pursuant to section 503.
SALE OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA
Data gathered in Federal experimental remote-sensing space programs may
be sold en bloc through a competitive process (consistent with national
security interest and international obligations of the United States and
in accordance with section 607) to any United States entity which will market
the data on nondiscriminatory basis.