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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
Fu/Ménard Awarded Space Cooperation Honor
June 01, 2010

Lee-Lueng Fu and Yves Ménard

JPL senior research scientist Lee-Lueng Fu has been named a co-recipient of the 2010 Committee on Space Research International Cooperation Medal. Fu shares the honor with colleague and friend, the late Yves Ménard, who served as project scientist for the Topex/Poseidon and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 missions for the French Space Agency (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales). Ménard died in October 2008.

The award recognizes Fu's leadership in satellite radar altimetry missions encompassing Topex/Poseidon, Jason 1 and OSTM/Jason-2; Ménard's leadership on the Jason-1 mission; and their successful leadership of a large, cohesive, collegial team of international scientists in the exploitation of ocean surface radar altimetric data.

The medal is awarded once every two years to scientists who have made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science and whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of international scientific cooperation.

Fu, a JPL fellow, has been with the Laboratory since 1981.
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