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Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES)

The Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES) focuses on science-driven sensing and technology development to help better understand our changing planet. Led by Vetlesen Professor of Earth Sciences and National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Ved Chirayath, we are a growing multi-disciplinary team with a shared passion for studying and protecting life on Earth as well as aiding in the search for life elsewhere in the universe.  We develop novel instrumentation for ocean imaging, such as FluidCam and MiDAR, and information systems technologies, such as NeMO-Net, to advance Earth Science objectives. Through scientific field campaigns around the world, often in extreme environments that serve as analogs for planetary science and ocean worlds applications, we test and validate our technologies.
 
We welcome collaborations with scientists, academia, and federal agencies and invite you to explore our research, technology, and platform portfolios as well as media and publications. Presently, we are leading a number of NASA, non-profit, federal, and National Geographic research projects.  
 
ACES was created through the generous gifts from The Batchelor Foundation, the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation, and an anonymous donor. ACES is based in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami RSMAS. 

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