Our Mission

The Center for Remote Sensing is the nexus for research, education, and training in the science and application of Earth observation data. Our community of globally renowned scientists and practitioners includes Boston University faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. The center is a hub for scientific research, collaboration, and the incubation of ideas using information captured by satellites, airborne imaging, ground sensors, and laboratory field measurements to study Earth’s atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic systems.

World-Class Research

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CRS researchers contribute to special issue of Remote Sensing of Environment

Curtis Woodcock edited a special issue for the journal Remote Sensing of Environment. The special issue, Time Series Analysis with High Spatial Resolution Imagery, contained articles from international scientists including CRS researchers Paulo Arévalo, Pontus Olofsson, Eric Bullock, and Curtis Woodcock. Arévalo, P, P Olofsson, and CE Woodcock. (2020) Continuous monitoring of land change activities […]

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Eric Bullock, Curtis Woodcock, and Pontus Olofsson have a new paper in Global Change Biology

Eric Bullock, Curtis Woodcock, and Pontus Olofsson's new paper, "Satellite‐based estimates reveal widespread forest degradation in the Amazon," was published today in Global Change Biology. Bullock, EL, CE Woodcock, C Souza Jr, and P Olofsson. (2020) Satellite‐based estimates reveal widespread forest degradation in the Amazon. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15029

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Resources & Facilities

At the center, we provide resources and state-of-the-art facilities for students, staff, and faculty to engage in remote sensing and Earth system science research.

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Academics

NASA’s DEVELOP Program

DEVELOP promotes interdisciplinary research that uses NASA Earth observation techniques to help inform public policy and benefit the lives of communities worldwide.

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