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.

Ali Zahraei
Ali Zahraei

Research Associate
Ph: (212) 650 8354

Raymond M. Hoff Ph.D.
Raymond M. Hoff Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
Ph: (410) 455 - 1610
Fax: (410) 455 - 1291

KSenia Shikhmacheva
KSenia Shikhmacheva

ME Student, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources
Ph: (212) 650-7042

Soe Hlaing
Soe Hlaing

Research Associate
Ph: (212) 650-5876

Partners & Affiliates

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

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