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.

Ricardito Vargas
Ricardito Vargas

Analyst aide - Con Edison

Jorge E. Gonzalez Cruz Ph.D.
Jorge E. Gonzalez Cruz Ph.D.

Prof. of Mech. Eng, Director- ESES & the Alliance for Continuous Learning Environments for STEM
Ph: (212)650-5279
Fax: (212)650-8237

Dr. Balazs Fekete Ph.D
Balazs Fekete

Assistant Professor
Ph: 2126506804

Prathap Ramamurthy Ph.D
Prathap Ramamurthy Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph: 212-650-6326

Partners & Affiliates

Our partners and affiliates consist of key players in the scientific and engineering industry that support our endeavors for education and mission.

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