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About ESI

The Earth and Space Institute (ESI) at UMBC fosters science and algorithms, design, development, and testing of satellite, aircraft, and ground based instrumentation for Earth and Space science observations. ESI works closely with the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), a cooperative agreement between UMBC and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, on:

  • science data analysis and algorithm development
  • instrument development, design, prototyping, fabrication, and deployment
  • grant proposals
  • lab, field, and on-orbit calibration exercises
  • student training in association with degree-granting institutions

ESI aims to develop a multidisciplinary environment where faculty, staff and students can collaborate with governmental agencies and industrial partners to develop innovative concepts, science and technology with applications for Earth and Space Sciences.