The mission of the Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing is to provide leadership in developing research methods that promote sustainable environments using applications of core geospatial technologies, their adoption by various sectors, and the training and transfer of these technologies to a diverse user community.
The Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) is a world leader in multidisciplinary environmental applications of remote sensing, GIS, and other geospatial data, since its beginning in 1993. We are a global network of professional remote sensing researchers, educators and industry partners who share information, ideas and opportunities to remain on the forefront of cutting – edge remote sensing research and technique development. CSTARS scientists come from many disciplines including Geospatial Information Systems, Ecology, Computer Science, Geography, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Soils and Biogeochemistry, Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences.
CSTARS’ research characterizes aspects of ecosystem processes and structure that address climate and land use changes, promote environmental sustainability and assess changes to ecosystem services. Working at all spatial scales, from the field to the globe, CSTARS utilizes geospatial technologies to develop new approaches for creating sustainable environments.