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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.

Jianting Zhang
Jianting Zhang

Assistant Professor in Geographical Information System, Department of Computer Science
Ph: (212) 650 - 6175

Nida Valani
Nida Valani

Administrative Assistant
Ph: 212 650 8099
Fax: 212 650 8097

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

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

Karin Block Ph.D.
Karin Block Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (EAS)
Ph: (212) 650-8543

Partners & Affiliates

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

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