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.

Ousmane Sy Savane
Ousmane Sy Savane

PhD Student
Ph: (212) 650-13736

Alexander Gilerson Ph.D.
Alexander Gilerson Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph: (212) 650 - 8543
Fax: (212) 650 - 8097

YingLi Tian Ph.D.
YingLi Tian Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph: (212) 650 7046
Fax: (212) 650 8249

Barry Gross Ph.D.
Barry Gross Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph: (212) 650-5325
Fax: (212) 650-8235

Partners & Affiliates

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

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