Members of the Ocean Color Community,
Greetings. For your situational awareness, the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission Science and Applications Team (SAT) call for proposals is open. PACE is a NASA Earth-observing satellite mission that will continue and advance observations of global ocean color, ocean biogeochemistry, ocean ecology, aerosols, and clouds in support of Earth system and carbon cycle science, as well as produce data to support a breadth of application areas including harmful algal blooms, fisheries, climate, human health, and water and air quality. The purpose of the solicitation is to formulate a PACE Science and Applications Team for a three-year period, pending NASA budget approval. The PACE mission will include a hyperspectral imaging radiometer and two small, contributed multi-angle polarimeters to maintain a time series of critical climate and Earth system variables. The team will encompass basic and applied research and applications, using data from precursors to the Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) and the two contributed polarimeters, the UMBC HARP2 and Netherlands SRON/Airbus SPEXone. The link to the solicitation is above and more information can be found here.
International participation is welcome on a no-exchange-of-funds basis.
Notices of Intent (encouraged, but not required) are due on 15 May 2019, and proposals are due on 15 July 2019.
We look forward to broad participation by the international science communities in the PACE Science and Applications Team.
Please let us know if there are questions.
Jeremy Werdell, PACE Project Scientist, NASA GSFC
Paula Bontempi, PACE Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters