Join us for a NOAA Event:

NOAA EPP/MSI 8TH Biennial Education and Science Forum
August 28 -31, 2016
at The City College of New York. 

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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.

Roy A. Armstrong, PhD
Roy A. Armstrong, PhD

Director, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) at UPRM
Ph: 787-899-2020, x-249
Fax: 787-899-5500

Dr. Pedro Restrepo
Dr. Pedro Restrepo

Hydrologist in Charge North Central RFC (Chanhassen), Minnesota
Ph: 952-368-2526

Reginald Blake Ph.D.
Reginald Blake Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph: (718)-260-5276
Fax: (212) 650-8097

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

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

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