Perspectives on Place
Our faculty and researchers collect data all over the world and via myriad sources––from wearable sensors that track physical activity to underwater microphones that measure soundscapes, streaming webcams that record traffic patterns, drones that produce rapid updates about land-forms and crop fields, satellites that document deforestation, urbanization and changing weather…and more. They also tap into vast sources of existing big data to discover previously hidden connections.
We use the latest analytical techniques to combine, process and interpret these data, and we create new knowledge about pressing issues and reveal new insights into interconnected systems.
Learn more about the interdisciplinary researchers mapping our dynamic planet:Faculty at the frontier
Highlights and News More
UAS Research and Education
Unmanned Aerial Systems are revolutionizing data collection in the geospatial sciences. We innovate the use of drones and drone-acquired data to address challenges in a variety of sectors, uniting expertise across disciplines.
Rapid Cloud Clearing Phenomenon Could Provide Another Piece of Climate Puzzle
Rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa described by Faculty Fellow Sandra Yuter could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth’s heating and cooling.
Workshops and Trainings
UAS Operations & Analytics Workshop
Our popular three-day professional development workshop is held twice a year at NC State and covers everything from UAS operation basics to advanced imagery processing.