R&D Projects

CSISS has received total grants of over $50 million from federal agencies (NASA, NOAA, NSF, USGS, FGDC, DOE, NGA, USDA), international organizations (APN, OGC), and private companies.

  • The development of a prototypical semantic catalog and reasoning system to support NGA agent-based system program. NGA/SNC. 1/1/2020-12/31/2023. $1,257,869
  • Remote sensing and agro-geoinformatics based products and services for supporting agricultural and food-security decision making in Hindu-Kush Himalayan region. NASA SERVIR. Grant #: 80NSSC20K0161, 10/28/2019-10/27/2022. $698,440
  • NAQFC Community Emission Testbed (NCET): Accelerating anthropogenic emission updates through community collaboration (Lead PI: BH Baek, UNC-CH). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration US Weather Research Program. 7/1/2019-6/30/2022. $727,209
  • Towards Optimal Configurations of NAQFC Chemistry and Aerosol Representations (PI: Yang Zhang of Northeastern University). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration US Weather Research Program. 7/1/2019-6/30/2022. $750,000
  • GMU participation in OGC disaster pilot. 6/14/2019-9/20/2019. $50,500
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-15. 4/1/2019-3/31/2020. $60,000
  • Satellite-aided regional dust storm forecasting for Valley fever surveillance and highway accident prevention in the Southwestern United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ROSES 2017, Grant # 80NSSC19K0195. 11/16/2018-11/15/2021. $928,604
  • Joint GeoInformatics Laboratory (JGIL), Phase VI: Cooperative Geoinformation Research with NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Data and Information Service Center (GES DISC). NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Grant #: 80NSSC18M0092, 7/17/2018-7/16/2021. $2,971,012
  • Improving Dust Weather Hazard Forecasting with JPSS aerosols and land products. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, JPSS Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Award. 7/1/2018-6/30/2019. $445,939
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-14 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 4/3/2018-12/31/2018. $46,000
  • INFEW/T2: WaterSmart: A cyberinfrastructure-based integrated agro-geoinformatic decision-support web service system to facilitate informed irrigation decision-making. NSF INFEW program, Grant #: CNS-1739705. 10/1/2017-9/30/2020. $2,342,195
  • EarthCube Integration: CyberWay Integrated Capabilities of EarchCube Building Blocks for Facilitating Cyber-based Innovative Way of Interdisciplinary Geoscience Studies. NSF EarthCube Program, Grant #: AGS-1740693. 10/1/2017-9/30/2019. $1,100,000
  • USDA VegScape. USDA NASS, 58-3AEU-7-0080, 9/1/2017-8/31/2020. $200,000
  • Investigating the Chemistry and Fate of Reactive Nitrogen (NOy) Species in Biomass Burning Smoke using FIREX Data (PI: Matthew Alvarado of AER Inc.). NOAA CPO Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate Program (AC4). 7/01/2017-6/30/2020. $471,358
  • Support to 6th International Conference on Agro-geoinformatics, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2017-68002-26565, 6/1/2017-5/30/2018. $35,300
  • Understanding changes in agricultural land use and land cover in the breadbasket area of the Ganges Basin 2000-2015. NASA Land Use Land Cover Program. 3/1/2017-2/29/2020. $701,823
  • GMU/CSISS participation in OGC Arctic Spatial Infrastructure Pilot. Open Geospatial Consortium. 9/12/16-3/31/2017. $13,200
  • Integrating Satellite Soil Moisture into Weather, Emission, and Air Quality Modeling. NASA (Grant #NNX16AN39G). 7/18/2016-7/17/2020. $456,030
  • Novel use of NASA data with emission data assimilation to support U.S. National Air Quality Forecasting Capability and WMO regional chemical reanalysis. NASA ROSES 2015, Award # NNX16AQ19G. 7/01/2016-6/30/2020. $787,145
  • CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC). Grant # 6/1/2016-12/11/2017. $224,909.29
  • Towards the Improvement of Chemical Lateral Boundary Conditions for National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (Lead PI: Zhining Tao of USRA). NOAA U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP), Award # NA16OAR4590120. 06/01/2016-05/31/2019. $431,855
  • Enhanced Dust Indicator (EDI): Guarding against future Dust Bowl. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award # NNX16AH13G. 3/18/2016-3/17/2020. $440,444
  • GMU/CSISS participation in OGC OWS-12 initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 3/1/2016-12/31/2016. $107,360
  • Research and Development on Geospatial Information Technology and Standards. Federal Geographic Data Committee/United States Geological Survey (Grant # G15AC00508). 10/1/2015-9/30/2020. $416,312
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase V. NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente (Grant # NNX15AK27A). 7/17/2015-7/16/2018. $3,235,641
  • Development and Implementations of Marine Isoprene Emission Product Using Multiple JPSS Ocean Products to Support NAQFC Operations. NOAA JPSS Proving Ground & Risk Reduction Program. 7/01/2015-6/30/2019. $261,829
  • GMU/CSISS Participation in OGC Web Service Initiative 11 (OWS-11). Open Geospatial Consortium. 1/5/2015-7/31/2015. $42,000
  • Investigation of surface layer parameterization of the WRF model and its impact on the observed nocturnal wind speed bias. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Award # 12-TN1. 10/01/2014-9/30/2016. $100,000
  • CyberConnector: Bridging the Earth Observations and Earth Science Modeling for Supporting Model Validation, Verification, and Inter-comparison. NSF EarthCube program (Grant # ICER-1440294). 9/1/2014-8/31/2016. $1,000,000
  • A Remote-sensing-based Flood Crop Loss Assessment Service System (RF-CLASS) for Supporting USDA Crop Statistics and Insurance Decision Making – Phase II: Decision. NASA ROSES 2011 Earth Science Applications: Disasters (NNH11ZDA001N-DISASTER) (Grant # NNX14AP91G). 8/21/2014-8/20/2017. $780,000
  • Development of IDL-based geospatial data processing framework for meteorology and air quality modeling. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Award # 12-TN2. 7/01/2014-6/30/2015. $100,000
  • Use of satellite data to improve specifications of land surface parameters (Lead PI: Richard McNider of University of Alabama – Huntsville). Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Award # 14-022. 7/01/2014-6/30/2015, $46,000
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-10 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 9/26/2013-4/30/2014. $24,500
  • Development and testing of dust activity indicator for the western United States. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award # NNX13A045G. 8/02/2013-8/01/2015. $188,622
  • NSF EarthCube Domain End-User Workshop on Atmospheric cloud/aerosol/Composition. NSF (Grant # AGS-1342148), 7/1/2013-6/30/2014. $99,850
  • Enhancement of CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC). NASA (NNL11AA00B.A037). 2/1/2013-9/30/2017. $1,106,326
  • A Remote-sensing-based Flood Crop Loss Assessment Service System (RF-CLASS) for Supporting USDA Crop Statistics and Insurance Decision Making – Phase I: Feasibility. NASA ROSES 2011 Earth Science Applications: Disasters (NNH11ZDA001N-DISASTER) (Grant # NNX12AQ31G). 9/1/2012-8/31/2013. $169,239
  • VegScape. USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services (Grant # 58-3AEU-2-0033). 9/1/2012-8/31/2015. $205,000
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase IV. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (grant # NNX12AI92A). 7/17/2012-7/16/2015. $3,939,053
  • Development and validation of a marine Isoprene emission product from JPSS/NPP Ocean Color data. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Award # NA12NES4400007. 7/01/2012-6/30/2015. $450,000
  • GMU/CSISS Participation in OGC OWS-9 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 5/1/2012-12/31/2012. $72,500
  • EAGER: Collaborative Research: Interoperability Testbed-Assessing a Layered Architecture for Integration of Existing Capabilities, National Science Foundation EarthCube Program (Grant# EAR-1239615). 4/1/2012-3/31/2013. $18,000
  • Enhancing Knowledgeable Agricultural Decision Support in Global Perspectives–Collaborative Partnership in Agro-geoinformatics Education and Research Exchange. United States Department of Agriculture (Grant # USDA NIFA 2011-51160-30519). 9/1/2011-8/31/2014. $149,820
  • A Prototypical Ontology-supported Intelligent Geospatial Feature Discovery System (iGFDS) for Proliferation Detection. U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Proliferation Detection Research Program (Grant number #DE-NA0001123). 7/27/2011-7/26/2014. $897,114
  • Development of Open Source WCS and Tutorial for GEOSS AIP-4. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 6/1/2011-12/31/2011. $11,200
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-8 initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 3/5/2011-10/31/2011. $48,000
  • Sharing and Analyzing DEM Datasets through DEM Explorer. Earth Science Information Partnership Federation (ESIP). 10/1/2010-1/15/2011. $5,000
  • CDL Web Portal Development. US Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) (grant #58-3AEU-0-0067). 9/1/2010-8/31/2012. $69,960
  • Research and Development on Testing, Deployment, and Revision of Consensus-based Geospatial Standards. USGS/FGDC (grant # G10AC00284). 6/1/2010-5/31/2015. $349,228
  • Co-Research and Development to Support NOAA Integrated Data System and CEOS activities. NOAA BAA program (NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2010-2002272). 5/1/2010-4/30/2013. $1,074,678
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-7 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 1/18/2010-6/30/2010. $40,000
  • National Crop Progress decision support system. NASA ROSES 2008 Application Program. (grant # NNX09AO14G). 8/1/2009-7/31/2013. $1,127,159
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase III. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (grant #NNX09AN41A). 7/17/2009-7/16/2012. $3,424,595
  • GMU-NOAA Cooperative Center for Earth Science Informatics Research (CESIR). NOAA BAA Program (NA09NES4280007). 5/1/2009-4/30/2012. $675,278
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-6 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 10/1/2008-4/30/2009. $30,000
  • Maintenance and enhancement of the GEOSS Registry for earth observation. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). 10/1/2007-9/30/2010. $166,281
  • ArcGIS Framework Plug-In: Extending the ArcGIS Desktop for ANSI Standard Framework Data to Support Government Decision Making. Federal Geographic Data Committee CAP program. 6/1/2007-8/31/2008. $73,398
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-5 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 7/30/2007-3/30/2008. $35,000
  • Research on Basic Surveying-and-Mapping Spatial Information Catalog Service (BSMSICS). Public Sector Solutions, Inc. 1/14/2007-1/13/2008. $52,687
  • The Detection and Tracking of Satellite Image Features Associated with Extreme Physical Events for Sensor Web Targeting Observing. NASA ESTO Quick Response System (QRS) Program (grant #NNX07AD53G). 1/1/2007-12/31/2007. $179,486
  • The Joint GeoInformatics Lab Cooperative Agreement (Phase II). NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(grant #NNX06AD35A). 7/17/2006-7/16/2009. $1,209,095
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-4 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 6/16/2006-11/30/2006. $23,000
  • Development of ISO 19130 (Grant #: NMA201-F-0220) National Geospatial Intelligent Agency. 11/9/2006-4/30/2010. $491,962
  • A General Framework and System Prototypes for the Self-Adaptive Earth Predictive Systems (SEPS) – Dynamically Coupling Sensor Web with Earth System Models. NASA ROSES 2005 AIST Program(grant #NNX06AG04G). 9/5/2006-7/31/2010. Total awarded: $1,396,291
  • CEOP Satellite Data Server and GeoScience Data Gateway. NASA ROSES 2005 ACCESS program (grant #NNX06AB49A). 5/7/2006-5/6/2009. $685,000
  • Large Scale Data Mining to Improve Usability of Data at RDS – an Intelligent Archive Testbed.11/15/2004-11/14/2005. NASA Earth Science Data and Information System Program (ESDISP). $265,000
  • Maintenance and improvement of CEOP Satellite Data Server. 11/15/2004-3/31/2005. SGT Inc. $25,000
  • Choreographed Intelligent Web Services for Automated Geospatial Knowledge Discovery, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) University Research Initiative (NURI). 8/17/2004-9/30/2008. $450,000
  • GMU Contributions to the IH4DS Thread in the OGC Web Services Initiative Requirement Set 1 and Demonstration. 3/1/2004-8/31/2004. Open GIS Consortium OWS Initiative 2.0. $59,250
  • Intelligent Archives in Knowledge Building System. 2/1/2004-10/31/2006. NASA ESDISP. $720,000
  • NASA EOS Higher-Education Alliance: Mobilization of NASA EOS Data and Information Through Web Services and Knowledge Management Technologies for Higher-Education Teaching and Research, 2/1/2004-1/31/2011, NASA REASoN program (grant # NNG04GE61A). $3,000,307
  • Integration of OGC and Grid Technologies for Earth Science Modeling and Applications, May 1, 2003 – April 30, 2006. NASA Advanced Information System Technology (AIST) program, $1,434,056
  • Promoting the International Acceptance of FGDC Remote Sensing Metadata Standards, Federal Geographic Data Committee Standard Development Funds, July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004, $10,000
  • Networked Spatial Information Standards and Data Environment. Ministry of Science and Technology of China. October 1, 2002 – September 30, 2004. $610,000
  • The Cooperative Geoinformatics Research at Joint Geoinformatics Laboratory (JGIL). NASA Earth Science Data and Information System Program (ESDISP). June 15, 2002 – June 14, 2005. $3,279,689
  • The Advanced OGC Interfaces for NASA Data Pools, NASA/Raytheon Synergy III. March 1, 2002 – February 28, 2003. $145,000 + $30,000 Computer equipment
  • The LAITS’ Participation in OGC Web Service Initiative 1.2, Open GIS Consortium. May 26, 2002 – March 31, 2003. $36,000
  • LAITS’ Involvement of OGC Web Service Initiative I. Open GIS Consortium. September 24, 2001 – March 31, 2002. $29,000
  • Development of NASA-compatible Federal, Natioanl, and International Standards in Areas of Remote Sensing and Information Systems. December 1, 2000 – June 14, 2002. $760,000
  • New DIAL Prototyping and Enhancements for Supporting NASA Missions. ESDISP and NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO). December 1, 2001 – June 14, 2002. $300,476
  • The Development of Prototypical NASA HDF-EOS Web GIS Software Suite (NWGISS). NASA ESTO. December 1, 2000 – June 14, 2002. $400,885
  • Promotion of FGDC Remote Sensing Related Standards to National and International Communities. FGDC standard development funds. June 2000 – December 2002. $20,000
  • The Prototyping Core Technologies for Wireless Earth Science Applications: Phase I. NASA GSFC. December 15, 2001- July 31, 2002. $31,240
  • Validation and algorithm inter-comparison of Global NDVI Time Series Products Derived from NOAA-AVHRR. NASA Remote Sensing Validation Program. August 1, 1998 – December 31, 2001. $240,000
  • The Implementation of the Catalog Interoperability Protocol (CIP) in DIAL. NASA ESTO. June 1999 – September 30, 2001. $280,000
  • Establishment of an APN DIAL Network for Global Change Studies in Asia-Pacific Region. Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Studies (APN). January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001. $47,600
  • The X-Y plotting of Wind Scattometer Data. July 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001. $18,600
  • The development of a prototype HDF-EOS Web Map Server. NASA ESTO. January 1, 2000-September 30, 2001. $140,000
  • The Development of Data and Information Access Link (DIAL). NASA ESDISP and NASA ESTO. December 1, 1996 – June 14, 2001. $2,650,000
  • NASA Involvement in Federal, National, and International Standard Development. NASA ESDISP. October 1, 1996 – June 14, 2001. $2,000,000
  • OGC Web Mapping Phase II Development– The Coverage Server. Open GIS Consortium. August 1, 2000 – February 28, 2001. $34,000
  • Calibration and validation of NDVI time series, NASA. October 1, 1998 – September 30, 2001. $480,000
  • Development of data translators between EOSDIS data and GIS data. NASA ESTO. October 1, 1997 – December 31, 1999. $134,000
  • The Phase-A Design of National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) ‘s Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)–Scientific Algorithm. NPOESS Inter-Program Office (IPO). September 1, 1998 – May 30, 2000. $8,000,000