ROSES 2017: Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science

Funder: NASA Headquarters

Due Date: 1/31/2018

Budget: Negotiable

Opportunity: NNH17ZDA001N-ACCESS

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) pursues NASA’s strategic objectives
using a wide variety of space flight programs that enable the execution of both remote
sensing and in situ investigations. These investigations are carried out through flight of
space missions in Earth orbit, as well as to or even beyond objects in the solar system,
and also through ground-based research activities that directly support these space

This ROSES NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for
both flight investigations, using suborbital-class platforms (including aircraft, balloons,
sounding rockets, CubeSats, commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles, and small
International Space Station (ISS) payloads), and all kinds of ground-based supporting
research and technology (SR&T) investigations that seek to understand naturally
occurring space and Earth phenomena, human-induced changes in the Earth system,
and Earth and space science-related technologies and to support the national goals for
further robotic and human exploration of space. These ground-based investigations
include, but are not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data,
development of concepts, techniques and advanced technologies suitable for future
SMD space missions; development of methods for laboratory analysis of both
extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft and terrestrial samples that support or
otherwise help verify observations from missions; determination of atomic and
composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples
from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support
SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development
of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development
of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

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