Pecora Nominations Deadline Extended to June 15
The Pecora Award is given to individuals or groups who make outstanding contributions to society using satellite or aerial remote sensing imagery to understand the Earth’s surface. Anyone working in the remote sensing field is eligible for nomination. The award is sponsored by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
William T. Pecora, for whom the award is named, served as director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from 1965 to 1971. He advocated for remote sensing programs for Earth observation and led the development of the Landsat program in 1966. Pecora then served as the undersecretary of the Department of the Interior from 1971 until his death in 1972. The Pecora Award was established in 1974 in his memory.
To submit nominations and find more information about the Pecora Awards, visit here.
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