Apr 16, 2020

Amendment 16: A.33 The Science of Terra, Aqua and Suomi-NPP will be solicited in ROSES-2020.

ROSES-2020 program element A.33 The Science of Terra, Aqua and Suomi-NPP will follow on from the prior (ROSES-2017) program element of the same name. This will provide an opportunity for scientists to undertake studies responsive to the NASA Earth Science Research objectives ( and to provide answers to NASA’s Earth Science Research questions (( through the use of data and derived products from Terra and Aqua and their measurement sensors, as well as the Suomi NPP satellite and its measurement sensors. It represents a continuation of the research aspects of the EOS and Suomi NPP Instrument Teams for these satellites and emphasizes opportunities for scientists to analyze and exploit EOS and Suomi NPP data. It also provides an opportunity to develop new products by combining multi-sensor and multi-platform data, or by developing innovative approaches to data retrievals. This program element offers investigators an opportunity to conduct integrative research using the data and products resulting from these satellites (Terra, Aqua, Suomi NPP). Additionally, this program element welcomes the opportunity to fuse multiple sensors and data streams, including Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP, to conduct interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary Earth System Science.

ROSES-2020 Amendment 16 announces that NASA intends to solicit proposals for program element A.33 the Science of Terra, Aqua and Suomi-NPP in ROSES-2020. The text and due dates will be published in the fall of 2020 and proposals will be due no fewer than 90 days after release.

On or about April 16, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020" (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning A.33 the Science of Terra, Aqua and Suomi-NPP may be directed to Barry Lefer, who may be reached at