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QinetiQ North America announced today it has been awarded a multi-year custom software maintenance and support contract for the Oceanographic Data Division of the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). The total five-year contract value is $5.2 million covering a base and four one-year options.
The contract is a competitive award evaluated on a best value basis and will be executed by the company’s Technology Solutions Group subsidiary, Planning Systems Incorporated. It covers a specified range of products and services related to remote sensing of oceanographic data in support of the NAVOCEANO mission – identifying ocean features and predicting the effects of the ocean environment on naval exercises and operations.
Tasks will include processing sea surface temperature and ocean features from satellites, implementing new algorithms and incorporating new environmental data into the model of satellite-measured oceanographic information, data from other remote sensing platforms such as seagoing collectors and ocean buoys, quantification of ocean features such as currents and visibility, and transfer of the multi-source information to NAVOCEANO’s ocean prediction models.
The award extends the existing contract of processing remotely sensed oceanographic data and will be performed by QinetiQ North America’s Ocean Science and Technology division based at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
"We are very pleased that the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, which is a global leader in ocean data collection and interpretation, recognizes that our ocean science and satellite data interpretation specialists deliver world-class service," said Dr. William Ribich, President of QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group. "Working together, such expertise is integral today in understanding the ocean's impact on the global climate."