Earth Science Research from Operational Geostationary Satellite Systems (ROSES 2019)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA and NOAA seek proposals for advanced research and practical applications using data derived from instruments aboard U.S. and international geostationary satellites. These include NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R series (GOES-R) of satellites and international geostationary satellites, such as the JMA Himawari and Korean GEO-KOMPSAT-2A. Research and applications proposals must be geared toward addressing an unmet need of the research or operations communities, respectively.

The GOES constellation has been a key component of the Earth and solar observing system for more than 40 years. The satellite system is sometimes referred to as our sentinel in space as it provides life-saving observations of high impact environmental phenomena such as severe storms, hurricanes, fires, and volcanic eruptions across the Earth's western hemisphere throughout the day and night. Simultaneously, it observes the sun and provides warning of attendant space weather effects on orbiting satellites, communications, the electric grid, and even astronauts exposed to solar storm radiation while living and working on the International Space Station. The GOES data are used qualitatively in image interpretation and quantitatively as derived geophysical products. 

This program element solicits two types of investigations:

Type 1: Data product creation from operational geostationary satellite systems for research or operational opportunities and for the type 2 investigations below.

Type 2: Data analysis to better characterize and understand environmental (land, ocean, and atmosphere) phenomena and processes and the utilization of the data in research and operations.


  • NOIs Due: Oct. 25, 2019
  • Proposals Due: Jan. 10, 2020




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 10, 2020