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The Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (CREST), a multidisciplinary center is led by the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY). CUNY is the lead institutions that brings together Lehman College and Bronx Community College, New York City Tech College; of CUNY and partner institutions like Hampton University, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Bowie State University, 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 focuses on all aspects of remote sensing including: sensor development, satellite remote sensing, ground-based field measurements, data processing and analysis, modeling, and forecasting. CREST 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. 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 with industrial partners, and school-year research assistantships.
The research and trainings focuses on three main thrust areas; Remote Sensing Application in Climate and Air Quality; Remote Sensing of Coastal Waters; and Precipitation and Water Resources. CREST research supports three of the four NOAA’s Missions viz. Climate; Weather and Water; and Ecosystems. The program includes SEMINARS, summer internships with NOAA, and with industrial partners, and school-year research assistantships.