SAIC to Help NASA Study Oceans, Provide Ocean Color Services

Science Applications International Corp. will provide ocean color services to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, NASA announced Thursday.

The agency awarded SAIC a five-year, $43 million contract for work between Oct. 24, 2012 and Oct. 23, 2017 to support NASA’s Aquarius, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, and Visible and Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite projects.

Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers support for the agency’s global ocean remote sensing, satellite data processing and distribution, ocean color sensor calibration and product validation projects.

The company will also help the agency process algorithm, software development, ocean bio-optical and bio-geochemical field data collection, laboratory analysis, research in marine bio-geochemistry and ocean dynamics.

Under a separate $76 million NASA contract, the company will help the agency run aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at the California-based Ames Research Center.

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