R&D Projects

CSISS has received total grants of over $50 million from federal agencies, international organizations, and private companies.

Selected recent projects:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • GMU participation in OGC disaster pilot. 6/14/2019-9/20/2019.
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-15. 4/1/2019-3/31/2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-14 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 4/3/2018-12/31/2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • USDA VegScape. USDA NASS, 58-3AEU-7-0080, 9/1/2017-8/31/2020.
  • 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.
  • Support to 6th International Conference on Agro-geoinformatics, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2017-68002-26565, 6/1/2017-5/30/2018.
  • 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.
  • GMU/CSISS participation in OGC Arctic Spatial Infrastructure Pilot. Open Geospatial Consortium. 9/12/16-3/31/2017.
  • Integrating Satellite Soil Moisture into Weather, Emission, and Air Quality Modeling. NASA (Grant #NNX16AN39G). 7/18/2016-7/17/2020.
  • 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.
  • CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC). Grant # 6/1/2016-12/11/2017.
  • 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.
  • Enhanced Dust Indicator (EDI): Guarding against future Dust Bowl. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award # NNX16AH13G. 3/18/2016-3/17/2020.
  • GMU/CSISS participation in OGC OWS-12 initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 3/1/2016-12/31/2016.
  • 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.
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase V. NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente (Grant # NNX15AK27A). 7/17/2015-7/16/2018.
  • 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.
  • GMU/CSISS Participation in OGC Web Service Initiative 11 (OWS-11). Open Geospatial Consortium. 1/5/2015-7/31/2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-10 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 9/26/2013-4/30/2014.
  • 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.
  • NSF EarthCube Domain End-User Workshop on Atmospheric cloud/aerosol/Composition. NSF (Grant # AGS-1342148), 7/1/2013-6/30/2014.
  • Enhancement of CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC). NASA (NNL11AA00B.A037). 2/1/2013-9/30/2017.
  • 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.
  • VegScape. USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services (Grant # 58-3AEU-2-0033). 9/1/2012-8/31/2015.
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase IV. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (grant # NNX12AI92A). 7/17/2012-7/16/2015.
  • 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.
  • GMU/CSISS Participation in OGC OWS-9 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 5/1/2012-12/31/2012.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Development of Open Source WCS and Tutorial for GEOSS AIP-4. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 6/1/2011-12/31/2011.
  • GMU participation in OGC OWS-8 initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 3/5/2011-10/31/2011.
  • Sharing and Analyzing DEM Datasets through DEM Explorer. Earth Science Information Partnership Federation (ESIP). 10/1/2010-1/15/2011.
  • CDL Web Portal Development. US Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) (grant #58-3AEU-0-0067). 9/1/2010-8/31/2012.
  • Research and Development on Testing, Deployment, and Revision of Consensus-based Geospatial Standards. USGS/FGDC (grant # G10AC00284). 6/1/2010-5/31/2015.
  • 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.
  • GMU Participation in OGC OWS-7 Initiative. Open Geospatial Consortium. 1/18/2010-6/30/2010.
  • National Crop Progress decision support system. NASA ROSES 2008 Application Program. (grant # NNX09AO14G). 8/1/2009-7/31/2013.
  • Joint Geoinformatics Research Laboratory-Phase III. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (grant #NNX09AN41A). 7/17/2009-7/16/2012.
  • GMU-NOAA Cooperative Center for Earth Science Informatics Research (CESIR). NOAA BAA Program (NA09NES4280007). 5/1/2009-4/30/2012.