The Center for Earth System Sciences & Remote Sensing Technologies Center aims to conduct research consistent with NOAA’s interests of Environmental Assessment, Prediction, and Environmental Stewardship. NOAA-CESSRST research creates a framework to recruit, educate, train, and graduate undergraduate and graduate students especially from underrepresented minority communities for professional opportunities and thus create a diverse STEM workforce for NOAA, other federal agencies, private sectors, and academia.
CUNY’S Cooperative Center for Earth System Sciences & Remote Sensing Technologies is a multidisciplinary center is led by the City College that brings together Lehman College and Bronx Community College, New York City Tech College, and partner institutions like Hampton University, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Columbia University. These institutions form a broad-based research team in remote sensing applied to earth, atmospheric, environmental, and marine sciences.
The Center’s research and training focus on all aspects of remote sensing including sensor development, satellite remote sensing, ground-based field measurements, data processing and analysis, modeling, and forecasting. The center is an outstanding example of collaboration among institutions to educate and train students in the field of environmental remote sensing by conducting research consistent with NOAA’s Science Goals and Missions. Recruitment and training focus on mentoring undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students into scientific and engineering disciplines in which they can specialize in remote sensing.
The Center's students and faculty/researchers work in line with the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service’ (NESDIS), Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), the center's thematic research & education projects are designed to address NOAA’s main missions of Sciences, Services, and Stewardships. NOAA CREST members also work in close collaborations with other NOAA line offices including the National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR), and National Ocean Services (NOS).
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Reza Khanbilvardi / Shakila Merchant
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