NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences & Remote Sensing Technologies
Award Recipient: The City College of The City University of New Yorkoffsite link
Primary NOAA Line Office: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
Education Focus: Student education and training through research that focuses on all aspects of remote sensing, including: sensor development, satellite remote sensing, ground-based field measurements, data processing and analysis, modeling and forecasting.
- Hampton Universityoffsite link
- University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguezoffsite link
- University of Maryland at Baltimore Countyoffsite link
- San Diego State Universityoffsite link
- University of Texas at El Pasooffsite link
Goals of the Center
CREST has two primary goals:
- To build and demonstrate an institutional capacity to conduct cutting edge research in remote sensing science and technology in line with NOAA's mission goals; and;
- To educate and train a diverse cadre of students and early career scientists and engineers to become highly competent professionals in NOAA related STEM sciences through participation in state-of-the-art research in an internationally recognized CREST Center for remote sensing science and technologies, with the research closely integrated with NOAA to support and promote strategic goals in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, Weather-Ready Nation, Healthy Oceans and Resilient Coastal Communities.
The focus of CREST is to increase the number of educated, trained and graduated students from underrepresented communities in NOAA related science and technology. The Center's research and training focuses on all aspects of remote sensing including: sensor development for environmental monitoring, satellite remote sensing of atmosphere and land, ground-based field measurements, data processing and analysis, modeling and forecasting. CREST's research and training has three main thrust areas:
- Weather and Atmosphere; and,
- Land Processes and Water Resources; and
- Coastal and Ocean Waters.
CREST is an outstanding example of partnership between a Federal agency and academic institutions to educate, train and graduate students in the field of environmental remote sensing by conducting research consistent with NOAA's goals and mission. The recruitment and training focuses on mentoring undergraduate, masters and doctoral students into scientific and engineering disciplines in which they can specialize in remote sensing. The program includes seminars, summer internships with NOAA and industrial partners and school-year research assistantships.
Center DirectoryPrincipal Investigator: Reza Khanbilvardi, Ph.D.
email@example.com Deputy Director: Fred Moshary, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org Center Coordinator: Shakila Merchant, Ph.D.
email@example.com Distinguished Professor: William Rossow, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Monitor: Michel Kalb, (Acting)
Awarded: 2001; 2006; 2011
CREST is funded by NOAA/EPP/MSI Cooperative Agreement #NA11SEC4810004