The Center for Remote Sensing coordinates education and research in remote sensing applications in archaeology, geography, and the earth sciences.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future convenes symposia and conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and future-oriented research that contributes to long-term improvements in the human condition.
The Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) is a university-wide center dedicated to facilitating the transition to a sustainable, climate-safe global energy system. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and collaborative engagement, our mission is to ensure that the energy systems of the world provide abundant, sustainable, and universally accessible energy services to both emerging and advanced economies.
The Initiative on Cities seeks to promote and advance the adaptive urban leadership strategies necessary to support cities as dynamic centers of economic growth and development in the 21st century. Founded by a proven urban leader, the late former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and a highly regarded academic, Professor Graham Wilson, the Initiative on Cities serves as a bridge between world-class academic research and the real-life practice of city governance.
NASA DEVELOP addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. Earth & Environment founded a node of the project in 2017.
Sustainability@BU is a university-wide initiative focuses on reducing energy consumption and decreasing waste across campus, amid concerns about the accelerating deterioration of the human environment and natural resources and the consequences of that deterioration for economic and social development.
The Biogeosciences Program emphasizes interdisciplinary research and coursework, focusing on the biogeochemistry and biogeophysics of terrestrial ecosystems, with faculty and students drawn from the Departments of Biology and Earth & Environment.
The Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health program is an NSF-funded graduate research program that trains Ph.D. students in biogeoscience, environmental health, and statistics to address urban environmental challenges.