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Richard Eckman (NASA)

Title: ACMAP Program Manager, SAGE III/ISS Program Scientist, DSCOVR Program Scientist
Study Topics: Atmospheric Composition, Stratospheric Chemistry


During the past 33 years at NASA, I’ve been a research scientist, assistant Branch Head, Headquarters Program Manager, and a leader of multiple Interagency and International research activities. Currently, I serve as the Program Manager of the Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP) at NASA Headquarters. I am also the Program scientist for the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III on ISS mission, launched in 2017, and the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, a joint NOAA-NASA-USAF mission launched in February 2015 and observing the Sun and Earth from the Lagrange L1 point.

Publication Bibliography:


  • BA, Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania PhD, Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Colorado

International Leadership Positions:

  • US Global Change Research Program, Federal Chair – Strategic Plan Update Integration Team (2015-2017)
  • Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Atmospheric Composition Virtual Constellation – Co-Chair (2010-2015)
  • Acting Program Manager, Energy Management, Applied Sciences Program (2005-2008)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Global Atmosphere Watch, Expert Team on Atmospheric Composition Network Evolution – Chair (2019-Present)
  • WMO Standing Committee on Earth Observing Systems and Monitoring Networks – Member
  • WMO Expert Team on Space Systems and Utilization – Member


  • NASA Exceptional Service Award, 2008

Professional Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society

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