NASA/GSFC hosted an informational meeting for prospective offerors on December 11, 2006 at The Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland University College. Due to the fact that International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-sensitive information was presented at this meeting, attendance was limited to U.S. Persons. Time was set aside for discussions with the prime contractors and their subcontractors. There was not separate discussions for subcontractors. Appointments for discussions were scheduled in advance with the LDCM Contracting Officer Patricia Dombrowski. This meeting was primarily for OLI instrument offerors, their primary subcontractors, and current and potential RSDO spacecraft offerers.
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.