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Introduction
Mission
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Introduction
The National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation - Environmental Assessment (NCRST-E) is one of the four consortia established by the US Department of Transportation and NASA to lead in the application of remote sensing and geospatial technologies in the transportation industry. The primary mission of the consortium for Environmental Assessment is to develop and promote the use of remote sensing & geospatial technologies, and requisite analysis products by transportation decision-makers and environmental assessment specialists to measure, monitor, and assess environmental conditions in relation to transportation infrastructure. The consortium is composed of university (Mississippi State University, Auburn University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Mississippi), government (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Global Hydrology and Climate Center), and commercial (Intermap Technologies, Inc, EarthData Technologies, DigitalGlobe, and EarthWatch Incorporated) partners. The purpose of this site is to increase the awareness of the remote sensing community of this new consortium and its mission and goals aimed at a better utilization of geospatial technologies for planning an environmentally sound transportation infrastructure.


Mission
The primary mission of the consortium for Environmental Assessment is to develop and promote the use of remote sensing & geospatial technologies, and requisite analysis products by transportation decision-makers and environmental assessment specialists to measure, monitor, and assess environmental conditions in relation to transportation infrastructure.


Goals
To accomplish this mission it has four goals:
  1. Develop innovative remote sensing technology solutions for assessing the implications of transportation on the natural environment and protecting and enhancing the environment.

  2. Assess and plan, in particular the capabilities of new high resolution, multispectral sensors, and develop the tools necessary to extract information content from remote observations in an efficient manner.

  3. Streamline and standardize data processing for information necessary to meet federal and state environmental regulations and requirements.

  4. Increase the awareness and understanding of remote sensing technologies and products through workshops and educational materials.

Links to other NCRST Consortia Sites (founded by DOT/NASA)

URL: http://www.ncrste.msstate.edu
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