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On the use of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites for studying fast-evolving atmospheric and climate
Posted on December 13, 2016 Most advanced remote sensing instruments are placed on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. Since they revisit a specific location on Earth anywhere between 2 and 12 hours, it is difficult to use LEO satellites to monitor or study fast-evolving phenomenon such as severe storms. Geostationary satellites (GEO) are better suited for capturing these fast processes but lack advanced instruments.
On the use of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites for studying fast-evolving atmospheric and climate

Senate passes major bill to improve weather forecasting
Posted on December 3, 2016 U.S Senate passes Sweeping bipartisan legislation to support weather research and predictions has passed the Senate.
Senate passes major bill to improve weather forecasting

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GOES-R Lift-Off : Improving Weather forecasting and Saving lives
Posted on November 19, 2016 GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at November 19th 2016. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.
GOES-R Lift-Off : Improving Weather forecasting and Saving lives

NOAA awards $11.9 million to four minority serving institutions to train the next generation of scientists
Posted on September 2, 2016 NOAA’s Office of Education announced $11.9 million in grants to four lead minority serving institutions across the country. The funds will be used to educate and graduate students who pursue degree programs with applied research in NOAA mission-related scientific fields. Awards were made to Florida A&M University, Howard University, City College of New York and the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore. These institutions partnered with 24 other schools to establish four cooperative science centers. The centers will train students in earth system sciences and remote sensing technology, coastal and marine ecosystems, living marine resources and atmospheric sciences & meteorology – all core science fields for NOAA.
NEWSFLASH: CREST receives NOAA Grant

CREST Fellows win awards at Eighth EPP/MSI Science and Education Forum!
Posted on September 1, 2016 Congratulations to CREST Students on winning several awards at this year NOAA EPP/MSI Forum.  Oral Presentation 1. Elius Etienne ---- 1st Place   (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)2. Arun Ravindranath  ---- 3rd place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)3. Cheila Cullen ---- 1st place (Weather Ready Nation)4. Luis Ortiz ---- 3rd...
CREST Fellows win awards at Eighth EPP/MSI Science and Education Forum!

HIRES : Summer CREST outreach
Posted on August 17, 2016 HIRES focuses on STEM education which is an increasingly important part of the today’s workforce and economy. HIRES provides and encourages high-quality science and technology activities and initiatives in after-school programs.​
HIRES : Summer CREST outreach

CUNY Summer STEM Research Symposium and Summer Bridge Program
Posted on August 15, 2016 Summer Bridge Program The Summer Bridge Program at CREST is  an 8 weeks of research experience and internship where students  learn about NOAA missions related STEM fields (Science, Social Science and Engineering). The students engage in hands-on research guided by faculty mentors...
CUNY Summer STEM Research Symposium and Summer Bridge Program

Collaborative Research :  A joint collaborative soil moisture field experiment in Puerto Rico
Posted on June 22, 2016 A joint collaborative soil moisture field experiment carried out during February 2016 at Western part of Puerto Rico in collaboration with CREST – UPRM - GRL/ERDC/USACE
Collaborative Research :  A joint collaborative soil moisture field experiment in Puerto Rico

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