This solicitation defines and calls for 1) a next phase of activities for the NASA Suomi NPP ST and 2) the establishment of Science Investigator-led Processing Systems(SIPS) to produce NASA Suomi-NPP science data products. It is now time for the Suomi NPP ST to direct its attention to developing the refined and/or alternative data products yet needed to ensure high-quality data records for Earth system science and applications that enable continuity with EOS data products. In addition, NASA will continue applications-relevant Suomi NPP research under this solicitation. If resources permit and scientific priority is clearly established in a meritorious proposal, NASA also plans to support, as a secondary priority, research to develop and/or advance other new Suomi NPP data products. This solicitation also requests proposals from organizations and teams to serve as SIPS to produce NASA Suomi NPP standard and experimental products developed by the Suomi NPP ST and to produce or enable production of near-real-time data products.
Questions concerning Appendix A.29, may be directed to Diane Wickland, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-0245; E-mail: email@example.com for Suomi NPP ST-related matters or Martha Maiden, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, Telephone: (202) 358-1078; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for SIPS-related matters.