10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
[PPS08-23] SSERVI: Merging Science and Human Exploration
Keywords:Solar System, Virtual Institute, Lunar, NEA, Martian Moons
NASA anticipates additional team selections in early 2017 with a further Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) likely to be released in 2017. Calls for proposals are issued every 2-3 years to allow overlap between generations of institute teams, but the intent for each team is to provide a stable base of funding for a five-year period. SSERVI's mission includes acting as a bridge between several groups, joining together researchers from: 1) scientific and exploration communities, 2) multiple disciplines across a wide range of planetary sciences, and 3) domestic and international communities and partnerships.
The SSERVI central office is located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The administrative staff at the central office forms the organizational hub for the domestic and international teams and enables the virtual collaborative environment. Interactions with geographically dispersed teams across the U.S., and global partners, occur easily and frequently in a collaborative virtual environment. This talk will consist of an overview of SSERVI’s mission and the current US teams.