NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have issued a call for nominations for the 50th annual William T. Pecora Award. Nominations are due by May 1, 2023.
The Pecora is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly sponsor the award.
The award was established in 1974 to honor the memory of Dr. William T. Pecora, former Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Under Secretary, Department of the Interior. Dr. Pecora was a motivating force behind the establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the Earth from space. His early vision and support helped establish what we know today as the Landsat satellite program.
The Award Committee must receive nominations for the 2023 award by May 1, 2023. Additional information can be found at www.usgs.gov/pecora or on the attached flyer; and questions can be directed to the Executive Secretary and Committee at email@example.com