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A TRANSFORMATIVE ADVANCE

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The University of Oklahoma has partnered with NASALockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, and SES Government Solutions to develop the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCarb), a first-of-its-kind space Earth science mission.

A hosted payload, scientific observatory ‘GeoCarb’ will be placed on a commercial communications satellite to study Earth from more than 22,000 miles above Earth’s equator, paving the way for future low-cost, commercially enabled Earth observations.

Observing changes in concentrations of three key carbon gases – carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane– from day to day and year to year, will help us make a major leap forward in better understanding the carbon cycle.

GeoCarb also will be measuring solar-induced-fluorescence throughout the Americas, a direct indicator of plant health and vegetation stress.

GeoCarb is a university-led mission, funded by NASA. The mission marks one of the most exceptional accomplishments in OU history.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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GeoCarb to Present at the Largest Earth and Space Science Gathering in the World

The GeoCarb Team will present at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting, Dec. 10 through Dec. 14. GeoCarb scientists will join other leading researchers, presenting work on topics such as the carbon cycle, vegetation health, algorithm development and more.

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GeoCarb to Present at The World’s Largest Yearly Gathering for Weather, Water, and Climate 

The GeoCarb Team will join fellow scientists, educators, students, and other professionals at the American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting. 

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Public Discussion with NASA's Jim Bridenstine Now Available for Streaming

DISCUSSION WITH NASA'S JIM BRIDENSTINE 

Mr. Bridenstine visited OU in celebration of the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory mission ‘GeoCarb’ – a science mission to space led by OU and funded by NASA. The video is now available for streaming.

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GeoCarb Team Joins NASA's Jim Bridenstine and OU President Jim Gallogly in cutting the ribbon for the GeoCarb Project Office

DEDICATION OF GEOCARB PROJECT OFFICE

NASA's Jim Bridenstine joined OU President Gallogly and GeoCarb PI Berrien Moore III in dedicating the GeoCarb Project Office. OU has partnered with NASA to develop the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory ‘GeoCarb.’

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