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OR&R Researcher Wins JARS Best Paper Award for Interdisciplinary Application

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 — Each year the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing honors teams with Best Paper Awards for contributions to science.

The awards recognize interdisciplinary applications, theoretical innovation, and photo-optical instrumentation and design. This year OR&R’s George Graettinger was on the team recognized for Best Paper in Interdisciplinary Application. 

The study "Remote sensing estimation of surface oil volume during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: scaling up AVIRIS observations with MODIS measurements” worked to further develop and validate what they knew about characterizing oil slicks for the largest spill in American history. 

NOAA collaborated with experts from other state and federal agencies, academia, and the private sector to complete this study. The press release for all of this year's recipients can be viewed online

Congratulations to the team on this achievement! 

For further information on the study, contact George.Graettinger@noaa.gov.

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