University of Delaware researchers are developing a remote sensing big data center in Delaware for cutting-edge coastal and environmental change research, with funding from NASA’s EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program.
- Article by Karen B. Roberts
Photo illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase
March 24, 2021
NASA EPSCoR funding enables UD’s new remote sensing big data science center
The environment is changing, particularly along our coasts where sea levels are rising.
Knowing how to mitigate these changes requires a deeper understanding of how the coastal ocean responds to global environmental changes and regional processes. This includes the ocean and the land, but also the in-between spaces, such as marshes and wetlands.
As the most highly instrumented state in the United States for collecting weather, climate and ocean remote sensing data, Delaware is an ideal place to study this problem.
Armed with $749,807 in new funding from the NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program, researchers at the University of Delaware are developing a remote sensing big data center in Delaware for cutting-edge coastal and environmental change research. The project includes match funding from UD, bringing total funding for the three-year project to $1.12 million.