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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.

Emmanuel Ekwedike
Emmanuel Ekwedike

M.S. Candidate

Thomas Legbandt
Thomas Legbandt

Senior Lab Technician
Ph: (212) 650-8274
Fax: (212) 650-8097

William L. Smith Sr., Ph.D.
William L. Smith Sr., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Hampton University
Ph: 757-869-6977
Fax: 757-874-7294

Marco Tedesco Ph.D.
Marco Tedesco Ph.D.

Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science
Ph: (212) 650 5188
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.

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