About

About

MISSION

The mission of the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) is to advance geospatial knowledge and foster innovative geospatial technology and information solutions by promoting multidisciplinary collaborations between Texas A&M faculty and students, government, and industry.

SCIENCES
SCIENCES
APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY

OUR APPROACH

  • Facilitate collaborative, multidisciplinary research between government, industry and academia
  • Offer hands-on education and training to Texas A&M and greater geospatial community
  • Form a network of multidisciplinary geospatial researchers
  • Provide geospatial resources and tools to affiliate researchers
  • Promote geospatial outreach activities

GOVERNANCE

HISTORIC MILESTONES

  1. The idea of a GEOSAT Center is first conceived within the College of Geosciences due to interest in the use of geospatial technologies to facilitate multidisciplinary research and applied problem solving. The widespread interest in geospatial technologies led to expended discussions in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Science, College of Architecture, College of Engineering, School of Public Health, University Libraries, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

  2. Texas A&M University provides seed funding for Center infrastructure development and research center proposal development.

  3. GEOSAT submits a proposal to Texas A&M’s Board of Regents (BOR) and becomes formally recognized and established. The Center begins addressing its mission objectives with the launching of a seminar series, establishment of research teams, and research proposal development. The Center proposal was accepted by the BOR in December 2014.

  4. The governing body of GEOSAT develops a strategic plan to promote the evolution and impact of the Center on various geospatial user communities. The Center’s bylaws are also developedThe Center further develops university and Center cyber-infrastructural resources that include high performance computing, computer workstations, data storage facilities, scientific visualization equipment, and Center workspace. and implemented and policies regarding the organization, affiliations, Center meetings, governance and advisory structure, as well as the development of reporting and review guidelines. Additionally, $2M funding was secured from the Provost Office, and 4 MOUs are obtained regarding space allocation and the use and management of purchased computers and storage devices.

  5. The Center further develops university and Center cyber-infrastructural resources that include high performance computing, computer workstations, data storage facilities, scientific visualization equipment, and Center workspace.

  6. GEOSAT Open House in the Spring of 2017 showcases multidisciplinary research projects and the development and use of new geospatial information technologies. In the fall of 2017, the university conducts its first official review of GEOSAT.

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