Dr. Phil DeCola Appointed Chief Science Officer
of Sigma Space Corporation
April 28, 2010 05:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LANHAM, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Sigma Space Corporation announced today the appointment of
Dr. Phil DeCola as its Chief Science Officer. In his new position, Dr. DeCola will lead a new vertically integrated
enterprise for the company. This enterprise will deploy Sigma’s Earth observation instruments together with modeling
and analysis tools to deliver environmental knowledge for public, private, and commercial resource
"Dr. DeCola's appointment is an enabling event for our company. His expertise and reach will provide
unique leadership for our new environmental data services program. This is a crucial moment for the future
of our planet, and the ability of our company to produce scientific data of immediate use for environmental
management decisions is quite humbling, challenging, and exciting. Phil is a true asset for our enterprise,"
said Dr. Marcos Sirota, president and CEO of Sigma Space.
“Resource management decisions and policy are best made on the firm bedrock of the latest and best
scientific information. Our vision is to unlock the full potential of Earth observations to monitor, diagnose
and project the state and changes of natural and human systems. We want to make this information
accessible and useful, while ensuring that it is embedded in world class science,” said Dr. Phil DeCola, Chief
Science Officer of Sigma.
Before joining Sigma Space, Dr. DeCola served as science advisor to two administrations as Senior Policy Analyst
in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Before joining OSTP, he served as Lead
Scientist for Atmospheric Composition in the NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth Science Division. His career
in NASA focused on scientific applications of space-based remote-sensing of Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans
for advancing Earth system science and global change research. He was co-Chair of