Source: Meridith Potts, U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS released a presolicitation for the Landsat Science Team recompete on the Federal Business Opportunities website June 6th. The presolicitation explains that the Landsat Science Team will conduct research on issues critical to the success of the LDCM (data acquisition, data calibration, sensor performance, product access and format, user applications, and science opportunities for new- and past-generation Landsat data). The Team will also give research and science support to the USGS on topics affecting the overall success of the LDCM mission. The Team plays a critical role in reducing mission risks and ensuring that critical design and functionality issues are addressed. Actual performance is estimated to begin on or about September 15, 2011, with four additional option years. The Request for Proposals will be issued on or about June 22, 2011.
+ Federal Business Opportunities, Solicitation #G11PS00422
Safeguarding freshwater resources is crucial, and while scientists use a variety of ground-based techniques to gauge water quality, the Landsat program has provided water quality data from orbit for decades.