Protecting Our Future Food Supply with AI and Geospatial Analytics
In partnership with Lenovo, Associate Director of Spatial Computing and Technology Raju Vatsavai is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning algorithms to the problem of global crop monitoring with the hopes of “optimizing the needs of future populations.”
Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change
A newly published study led by Research Associate Lindsey Smart reveals implications of the interplay between sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, ghost forests, and new tree plantings for the coastal carbon budget.
Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle
NC State researchers are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest, and Center research associate Justyna Jeziorska is is leading the drone reconnaissance effort.
Faculty Profile: Josh Gray
Faculty Fellow Josh Gray advises or co-advises four students in the Center's Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program and uses remote sensing to study how climate change will affect food and water security. Read more about his professional journey and his advice for undergraduate students.
Taking Research with Drones to New Heights
NC State alum and current doctoral student Will Reckling is putting drones to work in new and unique ways to monitor the environment––from finding rare plants on the tops of mountains to mapping harmful algal blooms and even collecting water samples.
Introducing the 2020 NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Fellow
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci has been selected as the 2020 NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Fellow! Her research will use satellite data to track boat traffic on artificial reefs, helping to reveal the reefs' value to North Carolina's coastal economy.
Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster
An interdisciplinary team including Center for Geospatial Analytics researchers will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease "sniffer" to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.
Nikki Inglis Is NC State’s 2020 Esri Development Center Student of the Year
The Center for Geospatial Analytics joined a select group of university units worldwide when it was named an Esri Development Center in 2017. Congratulations to our 2020 EDC Student of the Year: doctoral student Nikki Inglis!
Tracking Tiny Organisms Using Big Data
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Megan Coffer has developed a first-of-its-kind workflow for processing data from commercial satellites, which will advance understanding of large-scale cyanobacterial blooms.
Remote Sensing and the Science of Sound
Does boat noise bother fish? Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci is innovating the detection of small boats in satellite imagery to better understand the impacts of maritime traffic on underwater soundscapes.