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About NOAA-CREST

NOAA-CREST aims to educate and train a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers to become competent professionals in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) sciences.

Participants will be participating in state-of-the-art research in an internationally recognized CREST Center for remote sensing science and technologies, closely integrated with NOAA’s mission to protecting and managing the use of coastal resources, increasing our understanding of climate variability and change, and serving society’s need for weather and water information.

Assigned to the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service’ (NESDIS), Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), CREST thematic research & education projects are designed to address NOAA’s main missions of Sciences, Services, and Stewardships.

Our People

Our people are our greatest asset — we are comprised of creative, caring, and highly skilled professionals dedicated to serving the scientific and engineering community.

Samir A. Ahmed Ph.D.
Samir A. Ahmed Ph.D.

Herbert Kayser Professor - Professor of Electrical Engineering, CREST Internal Executive Committee
Ph: 212-650-5459/7250
Fax: 212-650-8249

Roya Nazari
Roya Nazari

MS Student
Ph: (718) 710-8009

Stuart R. Gaffin
Stuart R. Gaffin

Associate Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)
Ph: 917-865-4421
Fax: 212-678-5552

Nir Y. Krakauer Ph.D.
Nir Y. Krakauer Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ph: (212) 650-8003
Fax: (212) 650-8097

Partners & Affiliates

Our partners and affiliates consist of key players in the scientific and engineering industry that support our endeavors for education and mission.

Columbia University
California State University Los Angeles
Hampton University
The City College Of New York
Colorado State University
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus
Raytheon Mission Operations Solutions
Northrop Grumman
Earth Resources Technology, Inc.
University of Wisconsin
University of Maryland, Baltimore County