NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Earth Science Research

NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The Ames Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology (ARC-CREST) agreement has a total value of approximately $137 million, which will be funded annually up to $14 million. The 10-year agreement covers the period from March 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2022. The agreement is based on the original solicitation titled "The Silicon Valley Earth Science Cooperative Agreement." Partners in the cooperative agreement include California State University, Monterey Bay; the University of California, Davis; and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Through this new agreement, NASA scientists will collaborate with scientists from other organizations to conduct Earth science research, and airborne and space-based Earth observations for NASA's missions. NASA hopes to expand its cooperative relationships among Ames Earth scientists and other partners in academia, federal, state and local agencies, non-profits and private industry.

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