Status Report

NASA ROSES-11 Amendment 19: Delay of due dates for A.10 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team and revision of research themes.

By SpaceRef Editor
August 20, 2011
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The goals of the OSTST are to provide the scientific underpinning for production of the best possible satellite-derived ocean surface topography data sets and to demonstrate the Earth science and applications arising from analyses of the ocean surface topography data. Specifically, this announcement seeks proposals to utilize the growing time series of multiple satellite altimeters.

This amendment delays the due dates for Appendix A.10, Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST), and clarifies and expands the scope of the science themes in order to allow for improved coordination of the review time frame and the revised research themes with our European partners. In addition, the second research theme has been expanded to include the analysis of data from future altimetry missions, and an eighth research theme is added to enhance preparation for future altimetry missions. In addition, the Jason-3 launch date has been revised to 2014.

The due date for Notices of Intents has been changed to Friday, January 20, 2012. The due date for proposals has been changed to Friday, March 23, 2012. Tables 2 and 3 of the Summary of Solicitation for this NRA have been updated to reflect this change.

On or about August 16, 2011, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2011” (NNH11ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH11ZDA001N”). You can now track amendments, clarifications and corrections to ROSES and subscribe to an RSS feed at:

Questions concerning A.10 OSTST may be addressed to Eric Lindstrom, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-4540; Email:

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