Aug 23, 2019

Amendment 30: A.12 SWOT ST Final Text

Amendment 30: This amendment releases final text for Program Element A.12, The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Science Team.

The objective of this program element is to solicit members of a Science Team to assist with prelaunch planning and immediate post-launch scientific exploitation of the SWOT mission. The selection will be conducted in coordination with CNES, CSA, and UKSA. The Science Team will function for the period 2020 through 2024. Its role, along with relevant scientific research, will be to provide expert guidance to the SWOT project in the areas of measurement requirements, product definition, geophysical error sources, algorithm development, calibration, validation, and liaison with the broader science and applications communities.

Notices of intent to propose are requested by October 17, 2019, and the due date for proposals is November 21, 2019.

The points of contact concerning this program are Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer who may be reached at and Eric Lindstrom, who may be reached at