In its 32nd year, CRSSA continues to have an active research and development program advancing the application of geospatial technologies to land use planning, natural resource management, agriculture, and the environment.
|Rutgers University and NOAA have developed an online mapping tool to provide land-use planners and emergency managers access to detailed, information about what and who may be in the path of rising sea levels. With NJFloodMapper, the user can simulate sea level rises of from one foot (the rise many scientists expect in the next 50 years) to six feet. >>|
|The Certificate Programs offered at the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) provide undergraduate and graduate students a unique Rutgers educational experience in the geospatial information sciences. Course and certificate information is available. >>|
|The MARCO Portal is an online toolkit and resource center which consolidates available geospatial data and enables state, federal, and local users to visualize and analyze ocean resources and human uses. The Portal serves as a platform to engage all stakeholders in ocean planning for the Mid-Atlantic region. >>|
|CRSSA Director, Rick Lathrop, joined an international team of biologists from July 2-16, 2013, to continue their work on mapping and characterizing the nesting habitat of the shorebird, the red knot (Calidris canutus). A better understanding of the nesting habitat needs for the red knot is vital to ensuring the long term protection of this imperiled species. >>|
| A rapid ecological assessment of the effects of SuperStorm Sandy on the Mid-Atlantic's coastal habitats was performed to help prioritize remedial actions to be taken to restore and rebuild key habitats. This project is a collaboration between the American Littoral Society, CRSSA, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.