Thursday, April 25, 2024

MBIE announces research partnership opportunity with NASA

An opportunity is now available for New Zealand researchers to partner with NASA on Earth observation research.

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is inviting proposals for collaborative feasibility studies in the areas of natural hazards, water and climate modelling, environmental monitoring and biodiversity.

NASA’s expertise in Earth observation using satellites and high-altitude vehicles has positively impacted the way we grow food, anticipate floods and droughts, and measure environmental impacts. These partnerships give New Zealand researchers the opportunity to work with NASA on global science challenges and profile the contribution New Zealand can make.

Initially MBIE is inviting proposals for up to 12, 6-month feasibility studies, which must have a NASA partner. MBIE will host a series of webinars later this month to help researchers build connections with NASA before submitting joint proposals.

Funding for Earth observation feasibility studies is part of the Government’s Catalyst Fund’s $9 million allocation for international research partnerships with NASA. The Catalyst Fund supports activities that initiate, develop and foster collaborations which take advantage of international science and innovation for New Zealand’s benefit.

This initiative contributes to the delivery of the Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy.

Registration for the webinars opens today.

Find out more about this opportunity here,
New Zealand – NASA Research Partnerships 2023 Call for Proposals.

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