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.

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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.

Karin Block Ph.D.
Karin Block Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (EAS)
Ph: (212) 650-8543

Thomas Legbandt
Thomas Legbandt

Senior Lab Technician
Ph: (212) 650-8274
Fax: (212) 650-8097

Rouzbeh Nazari, PhD
Rouzbeh Nazari, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ph: (856) 256-5352
Fax: (856) 256-5242

Eugene Leykin
Eugene Leykin

CE Lab Technician
Ph: (212) 650-8210/8129
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.

Hampton University
Earth Resources Technology, Inc.
University of Texas, El-Paso
Colorado State University
Columbia University
San Diego State University
University of Wisconsin
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The City College of New York
Northrop Grumman
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus
Raytheon Mission Operations Solutions