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610 and 690 reorganization

The Codes 610 and 690 Division Directors, Piers and Paul, agreed that it made sense to change the organizational structure of Codes 610 and 690 to better align the organizations with their funding lines from HQ SMD. In order to accomplish this, a new Laboratory was created in Code 610 named the Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory, Code 61A. Some of the members of Codes 694, 698, 690.1 and 690.2 are now a part of this new lab. The current Code 698 has been renamed the Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory and retains some of the members of the previous Code 698 along with one member from Code 694. A few members of Codes 694 and 698 will be realigned into the current Codes 612, 614, and 618. Codes 690.2 and 694 have been disbanded.

These changes are not meant to have any impact on your work in Codes 690 and 610, or your collaborations with colleagues across the directorate. The vast majority of people will not move offices either. We count on intra-directorate collaboration to make Goddard stronger and more productive than ever before.

Your Sciences Directorate management is firmly committed to pulling down barriers that might impede productive collaborations. We need to leverage the strength that collaborations across our science endeavors can bring to our research and continue enhancing our fine collaborations with technologists, scientists and engineers both inside and outside the Agency.

Content on this website is slowly migrating from 690.2 and 694 to the new orgs and will be complete when all staff members have been updated to their new orgs.
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The Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory develops laser remote sensing techniques and instruments for scientific measurements of the Earth and planets. Activities include developing and demonstrating new measurement techniques, conducting experiments, and developing ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne laser sensors (lidars). The Laboratory's work involves theoretical and experimental activities in applied physics, technology development, and instrument engineering. Laboratory personnel also plan and participate in scientific field campaigns, analyze laser-measurement and laser-sensor performance, acquire and interpret lidar data, and develop lasers, optics, and detector components.

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