OU-NASA to Dedicate GeoCarb Project Office on Oct. 31
NASA administrator James “Jim” Bridenstine and the University of Oklahoma will dedicate the GeoCarb Project Office at OU in a ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 Partners Place, 301 David L. Boren Blvd, at the Norman south research campus.
OU has partnered with NASA to develop the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory ‘GeoCarb,’ a first-of-its-kind space Earth science mission. GeoCarb is a scientific observatory that will be placed on a commercial communications satellite and launched more than 22,000 miles above Earth’s equator to study how and why the global carbon cycle is changing, as well as measure vegetation health. Scanning from North America to South America, the observatory will produce daily maps of carbon gas concentrations and plant health.
University-led and NASA-funded, GeoCarb is the single-largest contract to be received in school history with an award of $161 million. The mission marks one of the most exceptional accomplishments in OU history.
Bridenstine will hold a short media availability following the ceremony. Media interested should RSVP to OU Public Affairs at 405-325-1701 or email@example.com
For more information, contact Cynthia Martinez at (405) 325-0667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Jim Bridenstine, administrator, NASA
Jim Gallogly, president, University of Oklahoma
Berrien Moore III, GeoCarb principal investigator; director, National Weather Center; dean, OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the GeoCarb offices
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
WHERE: GeoCarb offices, 4 Partners Place, 301 David L. Boren Blvd., #1120, Norman, OK 73072