Congratulations to the OASIS Team
Congratulations to the Optical Active-passive Remote Sensing Instrument Suite (OASIS) team for receiving the Exceptional Support to Office of Research and Development (ORD) Award. The award was original presented during the 27th annual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ORD awards ceremony held in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The award is given to the OASIS team by EPA ORD for exceptional performance and support to EPA during the San Joaquin Valley Field Mission last February in central California. The OASIS team includes Dale R. Bowser, Chris A. Hostetler, Richard A. Ferrare, Les O. Kagey, John W. Hair, Michael S. Wusk and David B. Harper.
The San Joaquin Valley of California has some of the highest concentrations of fine particulates in the nation. In conjunction with the U.S. EPA and using instruments on aircraft, satellites and at ground sites, the OASIS team worked to improve observations and understanding of air quality in this region to help determine the best strategies for achieving clean air. The Environmental Protection Agency is currently using data from this mission to improve their understanding of how environmental factors affect human health and ecological well being.
+ Read more about the San Joaquin Valley field mission: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/environment/SanJoaquin.html
Image Above: Jim Szykman gives the Exceptional Support to Office of Research and Development (ORD) Award award to (from left to right) Les Kagey, Michael Wusk, Chris Hostetler and Richard Ferrare at the Science Directorate All-Hands Meeting.