Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II)


Funding Opportunity ID:329321
Opportunity Number:80GSFC21R0003
Opportunity Title:Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):43.001
Eligible Applicants:Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:This opportunity is open to all business types including non-profit and educational institutions.
Agency Code:NASA-GSFC
Agency Name:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted Date:Oct 05, 2020
Close Date:Oct 12, 2020
Last Updated Date:Oct 05, 2020
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) on, or about, October 15, 2020 for the Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II). The intention is to solicit proposals for a cooperative agreement to continually support research programs in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED) (Code 600) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The investigations and studies that will be conducted under the agreement will specifically support NASA strategic Earth Science mission objectives relating to:Earth system, characterization of its components and the processes that drive them, and improving our capability to observe, model and predict its evolution.The informational and computational sciences related to the use of data of benefit to Earth science.The development of the technology required to achieve these scientific challenges.Encouraging maturation of products and methodologies that can benefit society.The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) (Code 610) which falls under the SED will be the main organization that will be collaborating with scientists on different areas of research. The following ESD organizational elements will be participating in the agreement:Code 610.1 – Global Modeling and Assimilation OfficeCode 612 – Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes LaboratoryCode 613 – Climate and Radiation LaboratoryCode 614 – Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics LaboratoryCode 615 – Cryospheric Sciences LaboratoryCode 616 – Ocean Ecology LaboratoryCode 617 – Hydrological Sciences LaboratoryCode 618 – Biospheric Sciences LaboratoryCode 619 – Terrestrial Information Systems LaboratoryCode 61A – Geodesy and Geophysics LaboratoryFurther details about the objectives and the areas of research for each one of the organizational elements mentioned above are provided on the attachment to this announcement. GESTAR II is expected to strengthen cooperative relationship between the recipient and Government scientists in the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED), and will provide a vehicle to increase the involvement of the external science community in the pursuit of NASA goals.Participation is open to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.Notices of Intent to propose are not being requested by this announcement. This is not a Request for Proposals. Oral communications are not acceptable regarding this notice. All questions must be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist Joel Rivera at [email protected] Telephone questions will not be accepted.

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