Published: 
Dec 17, 2015

Amendment 35 New Opportunity in A.46 Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team

This Amendment releases a new opportunity in Program Element A.46 Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team.
 
The Health and Air Quality applications area supports the use of Earth observations in air quality management and public health, particularly regarding infectious disease and environmental health issues. The area addresses issues of toxic and pathogenic exposure and health-related hazards and their effects for risk characterization and mitigation. The area promotes uses of Earth observing data and models regarding implementation of air quality standards, policy, and regulations for economic and human welfare. The Health and Air Quality Applications area also addresses effects of climate change on public health and air quality to support managers and policy makers in their planning and preparations. The Health and Air Quality applications area website is available at http://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/programs/health-air-quality-program.
 
The objective of this solicitation is to select a Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team  (H-AQAST). The Health and Air Quality area supports the formation of this team to execute projects on specific applied topics and demonstrations required to advance the health and air quality management communities’ sustained use and application of Earth science observations and models in decision making. This solicitation is a partial follow-on to the Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST) competed in ROSES 2009. The vast majority of AQAST grants expire in summer 2016 and will not be recompeted. H-AQAST will build on the lessons and successes of AQAST. While many elements of H-AQAST will be similar to AQAST, specific topics will differ. H-AQAST will address topics at the intersection of the health and air quality communities, but will also address issues unique to each community.
 
NOIs are requested by January 14, 2016, and proposals are due March 11, 2016.
 
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to John Haynes at jhaynes@nasa.gov.