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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)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

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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)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP)

One-of-a-kind resource ideal for atmospheric sampling and remote sensing observations.

Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP)

One-of-a-kind resource ideal for atmospheric sampling and remote sensing observations.

Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP)

One-of-a-kind resource ideal for atmospheric sampling and remote sensing observations.

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)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

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)

New Technologies for a Changing Planet

ACES: Aircraft Center for Earth Studies

The Center focuses on science-driven sensing and technology development to help better understand our changing planet.

Dr. Ved Chirayath, Vetlesen Professor of Earth Sciences and National Geographic Explorer, leads a growing multi-disciplinary team passionate for studying and protecting life on Earth as well as aiding in the search for life elsewhere in the universe.


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Through the development of novel instrumentation for ocean imaging, including FluidCam and MiDAR, and information systems technologies like NeMO-Net, ACES is advancing Earth Science objectives. Our technologies are tested and validated through worldwide scientific field campaigns, often in extreme environments that serve as analogs for planetary science and ocean worlds applications.

Presently, ACES leads several research projects in partnership with NASA, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and National Geographic. The Center invites you to explore our research, technology, and platform portfolios, along with our media and publications, and welcomes collaborative inquiries from scientists, academia, federal agencies, and other similar partners.

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ACES In The News

TEDx BocaRaton

ACES Director, Ved Chirayath, delivered an inspiring Ted Talk at the TEDx Boca Raton event on May 11, 2024.

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Open Positions

ACES is currently hiring!

ACES Awarded Department of Defense Grant

ACES was one of 44 projects selected through the FY2024 Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

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ACES Secures Additional Federal Funding

The 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act allocated an additional $600,000 to support the development of the ACES Drone Center.

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ACES

In 2021, the University of Miami Rosenstiel School's Department of Ocean Sciences established the center with generous contributions from The Batchelor Foundation, The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

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