National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) and the
Portuguese Ministry of Environment
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
the Portuguese Ministry of
Environment in their concern for the quality of the natural environment
have agreed jointly to explore ways to prevent environmental pollution.
John N. Palmer, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal
on behalf of NASA and Isaltino Afonso de Morais, Portuguese Minister of
Environment, signed a joint statement regarding cooperation in the field of
environmental pollution prevention (P2) on 18 September 2002 in
The following outlines specific areas of P2 interests in the joint
cooperation between NASA and the Portuguese Ministry of Environment.
Integrating environment, safety,
and occupational health considerations in acquisition, manufacturing, and
Information sharing on integrating
environment, safety, and occupational health considerations into life cycle
Relationship between environment
("environmental risk assessment");
Use of existing information
networks for environmental purposes;
Information sharing programs on
United States and European regulations and their potential impact on
manufacturing and maintenance processes and their impacts on operational
Integrating safety and
occupational health considerations into environmental programs.
NASA Technology Evaluation
for Environmental Risk Mitigation (TEERM) Principal Center, operated under
the Applied Technology Directorate (KT) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida will
act as facilitator while the Center for Pollution Prevention (C3P), in Lisbon,
Portugal will establish the infrastructure and develop strategic plans.
The joint effort is also
associated with members of
Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ).
Last updated: 11/03/2014