On July 12, NASA and the European Space Agency signed an agreement for further cooperation on climate change and space research.
The agreement was created through a partnership called the Global Earth Science and Engineering Program (GEOST), with the aim of boosting cooperation in research and exploration. This is the latest in a series of such announcements from NASA involving its partnerships with European and international space agencies. It comes as no surprise that NASA has decided to join in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat climate change.
The GOST agreement, which includes a series of agreements, is a significant step forward in expanding the reach of space research into the international space arena. The agreement calls for NASA to collaborate with the European Space Agency‘s (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASCAR) to study regional climate change. In doing so NASA will be involved in studying four continents all around the world; Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The study will also include the Arctic, although this is yet to be determined. The cooperation means that NASA can even plan a global climate change study that will see it participating in a joint study between four space agencies and five different countries.