NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, selected three Florida institutions for grants to support Earth- Sun System science goals and remote sensing programs.

Institutions and maximum grant amounts:

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee: $537,500
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami: $1,098,896
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando: $510,769

NASA solicited proposals for a new Ocean Vector Winds Science Team to support the analysis and interpretation of ocean vector winds and other applications derived from Earth-observing satellite missions carrying scatterometers and polarimetric radiometers.

The research also supports the Vision for Space Exploration, NASA’s long- term plan to return astronauts to the moon and extend exploration to Mars and beyond.

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