NASA, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA Goddard) have partnered to create a new program for the public. Our Instrumented Earth is a new exhibit-based show that will debut at the Aquarium, OMSI, and NASA Goddard this year, serving communities in California, Oregon, and Maryland, The program will officially debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific on September 18, 2013.
Our Instrumented Earth celebrates NASA's advances in technology and illuminates how information can be harnessed to increase understanding of Earth's systems to enhance human lives and protect our planet. NASA awarded the Aquarium of the Pacific with a $331,000 grant to oversee the creation of the new program in conjunction with the Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard and OMSI. Others involved in the development of the program include the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), an operating division of the California Institute of Technology, and University of California, Irvine.