National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative REmote Sensing Science & Technology Center aims to conduct research consistent with NOAA’s interests of Environmental Assessment, Prediction and Environmental Stewardship. NOAA-CREST 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. 

NOAA-CREST members are actively involved in the state-of-the-art research with a focus on remote sensing science and technologies, that closely integrates 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.

Anthony J. Dinardo
Anthony J. Dinardo

Chief Engineer, SBIRS Payload
Ph: (626) 812-2294
Fax: (626) 695-2674

Michael Grossberg
Michael Grossberg

Assistant Professor
Ph: (212) 650 - 6166
Fax: (212) 650 - 9562

Yehisson Tibana
Yehisson Tibana

Undergraduate, REU Student

Hansong Tang
Hansong Tang

Professor of Civil Engineering
Ph: (212) 650 8006
Fax: (212) 650 6965

Partners & Affiliates

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

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