Aquarius scientist receives award

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Gary Lagerloef (right) with the award

Gary Lagerloef, principal investigator of NASA’s Aquarius mission to study the salinity of the ocean surface, has received Argentina’s International Cooperation Award in Science, Technology and Innovation. The award, presented by the nation’s Ministry of Science, recognizes non-Argentinians who have contributed significantly to increasing Argentina’s international collaborations in the fields of science and technology.

Aquarius was a pathfinder mission to demonstrate that the salinity of the ocean surface could be measured from space. Aquarius successfully completed its three-year prime mission in 2014, and operated in extended mission mode until the SAC-D spacecraft ceased operations in 2015.

From  NASA  and  Aquarius