The proposed EROSpace institute, a national center operated by space grant universities
The "EROSpace Institute" is a proposed visiting scientist program in associated with the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center (EDC). The Institute would be operated by a consortium of universities, possible drawn from NASA's Space Grant College and Fellowship Program consortia and the group of 17 capability-enhancement consortia, or perhaps from consortia though out the nation with a topical interest in remote sensing. The National Center for Atmospheric Research or the Goddard Institute for Space Studies provide models for the structure of such an institute.
The objectives of the Institute are to provide ready access to the body of data housed at the EDC and to increase the cadre of knowledgeable and trained scientists able to deal with the increasing volume of remote sensing data to become available from the Earth Observing System. The Institute would have a staff of about 100 scientists at any one time, about half permanent staff, and half visiting scientists. The latter would include graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty on temporary visits, summer fellowships, or sabbatical leaves. The Institute would provide office and computing facilities, as well as Internet linkages to the home institutions so that scientists could continue to participate in the program from their home base.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||The proposed EROSpace institute, a national center operated by space grant universities|
|Series title||Pecora 12 Symposium|
|Publisher||American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing|
|Publisher location||Bethesda, MD|
|Larger Work Type||Article|
|Larger Work Subtype||Journal Article|
|Larger Work Title||Pecora 12 Symposium|