Eastern Geographic Science Center
What science is going on near you?With a focus east of the Mississippi River, our research staff applies expertise in geography, remote sensing, geology, biology, and computer science to understand status and trends in land cover change, land cover dynamics and environmental processes, and partner-driven decision support tools for investigating land cover change and hazards-related risk and vulnerabilities.
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
What? The U.S. Geological Survey and the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program are developing the Chesapeake Online Adaptive Support Tool Kit (COAST), a Web-based framework of tools and information to help meet the needs of CBP partners by applying adaptive management principles to decision making.
What? Study specific structures and actions that are designed to mitigate the negative environmental effects of land use change.
Shenandoah National Park
What? Examine whether climate-change related signals in Shenandoah National Park canopy phenology are detectable in satellite imagery and explore the implications of any detected signal(s) for watershed hydrology in the region.
What? Use remote sensing and geospatial analysis for improved landscape scale modeling and restoration monitoring.