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About the Partners - Partners in the west coast Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST West) are nonprofit educational organizations and academic research centers committed to delivering the same goals of enhancing the pre-Kindergarten through post-graduate education environment to excite students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and raise their awareness... READ MORE

INFORMAL EDUCATION PARTNERS

Satellite Educators Association logo

Satellite Educators Association - Founded in 1989 in response to an overwhelmingly positive turn out for the first Satellites & Education Conference, the Satellite Educators Association (SEA) is a non profit... READ MORE

NASA/JPL Ocean Surface Topography Mission Educational Outreach

NASA/JPL Ocean Surface Topography Mission Educational Outreach - Earth's oceans are the greatest influence on global climate. Only from space can we observe our vast oceans on a global scale and... READ MORE

Young Meterologist Program

Young Meteorologist Program - "PLAN!T NOW's Young Meteorologist Program takes you on a severe weather preparedness adventure where you'll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and... READ MORE

ESIP Education

ESIP Federation Education & Outreach - The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open networked community that brings together science, data and information technology... READ MORE

Aero Institute

Aero Institute - Working with NASA's Dryden Test Flight Center and Ames Research Center, it is a strategic partnership of Federal, State and Regional governments, commercial companies, academic... READ MORE

Reactor Institute - NEON Program

Reactor Institute - The Reactor Institute is creating a national network of in-school educational and research satellite terminals called NEON (Near Earth Orbiting Network). The heart of... READ MORE

RESEARCH CENTER AFFILIATES

Center for Energy & Sustainability at Cal State LA

Center for Energy & Sustainability - The concept of sustainable energy research, as realized by Center for Energy & Sustainability at California State University, Los Angeles, involves a multi... READ MORE

NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems & Climate at Cal State LA

Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems & Climate - The Cal State LA team projects will explore how predicted changes in sea surface salinity might affect latitudinal species distributions... READ MORE

NOAA SUPPORT

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
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National Weather Service
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NOAA Educational Partnership Program
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NOAA Cooperative Science Centers
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NOAA-CREST
(Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center at City College of New York)
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NOAA-CREST West Partners

Partners in the west coast Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST West) are nonprofit educational organizations and academic research centers committed to delivering the same goals of enhancing the pre-Kindergarten through post-graduate education environment to excite students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and raise their awareness of STEM career possibilities.

Through these partners the dream is realized: students thoughtfully engaged in doing science, using math, designing and implementing technologies using satellites and satellite data related to the Earth's systems, illuminating current problems, proposing and assessing potential solutions.

NOAA-CREST West informal education partners include the Satellite Educators Association, the M.Y. S.P.A.C.E. program of the Satellites & Education Conference, PLAN!T NOW and the Young Meteorologist Program, NASA/JPL's Ocean Surface Topography Mission Educational Outreach, the Aero Institute with NASA/Dryden Test Flight Center, the ESIP Education Committee, and Reactor Institute's NEON Project. All emphasize involvement of K-12 students.

Academic research center affiliates working in collaboration with NOAA-CREST West are the Center for Energy and Sustainability at Cal State LA and NOAA's Cooperative Institute on Marine Ecosystems & Climate team at Cal State LA. NOAA-CREST West supports placement of qualified student interns with each center in furtherance of the goal to engage students in NOAA-mission science activities.

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Satellite Educators Association (SEA)

Founded in 1989 in response to an overwhelmingly positive turn out for the first Satellites & Education Conference, the Satellite Educators Association (SEA) is a non profit, professional organization of educators and those who want to enhance the education environment to excite students about science, technology, engineering, and math through space-based technology - satellites and satellite data. Association activities include professional development for teachers, especially the annual Satellites & Education Conference, and its Multinational Youth Studying Practical Applications of Climatic Events (M.Y. S.P.A.C.E.) program. SEA members assist in full curriculum development with lesson activities that meet national standards; supplemental curriculum development tailored to specific state standards, learning groups, and classrooms on request; promote public outreach; and consult with aerospace businesses in meeting their educational outreach requirements. SEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation supported by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) and the National Weather Service.

The Multinational Youth Studying Practical Applications of Climatic Events (M.Y. S.P.A.C.E.) program began in 2002 as a component of the Satellites & Education Conference to accomodate, develop and support high interest in teams of high school students doing research on the impact of global environmental issues on the areas local to their schools. There are currently seven active and developing M.Y. S.P.A.C.E. high school research sites world wide and room for more. The M.Y. S.P.A.C.E. research program is supported by the NOAA-CREST West grant.
For more information, please visit:

M.Y. S.P.A.C.E. page   and   http://www.SatEd.org

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The Young Meteorologist Program

"PLAN!T NOW's Young Meteorologist Program takes you on a severe weather preparedness adventure where you'll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms - all while learning about severe weather science and safety." Presented as a free on-line game developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS), the American Meteorological Society, and the National Education Association, and is built upon the successful NWS Owlie Skywarn program. It empowers children K-8 with what they need to do to prepare to protect themselves and their families when a real natural disaster occurs and does it in a safe, non-threatening learning environment. PLAN!T NOW (P!N) is an international disaster preparedness non-profit whose cutting-edge program portfolio includes public awareness campaigns that help individuals and communities in the United States and worldwide understand the best strategies for surviving natural and human-made hazards.
For more information and to play the game, please visit:

http://www.youngmetorologist.org   and   http://www.planitnow.org

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NASA/JPL Ocean Surface Topography Misson

Earth's oceans are the greatest influence on global climate. Only from space can we observe our vast oceans on a global scale and monitor critical changes in ocean currents and heat storage. Continuous data from satellites like TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason help us understand and foresee the effects of the changing oceans on our climate and on catastrophic climate events. The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 is an international satellite mission that will extend into the next decade the continuous climate record of sea surface height measurements begun in 1992. High-precision ocean altimetry measures the distance between a satellite and the ocean surface to within a few centimeters. Accurate observations of variations in sea surface height, also known as ocean topography, provide scientists with information about the speed and direction of ocean currents and heat stored in the ocean. This information, in turn, reveals global climate variations. The multi-decadal record of these measurements has already helped scientists study global sea level rise and better understand how ocean circulation and climate change are related.
For more information and educational links and materials, please visit:

http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov

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Aero Institute

AERO Institute, working with NASA's Dryden Test Flight Center and Ames Research Center is a strategic partnership of Federal, State and Regional governments, commercial companies, academic institutions, and non-profits addressing our nation's need for technically skilled workforce and STEM education at all levels. You will find many links here for wonderful programs and training opportunities for teachers such as the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Institute for Teachers, Airborne Research Experience for Educators, the Student Flight Mission Challenge, and the free, self-directed on-line course Earth System Science.
For more information, please visit:

http://aeroi.org

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ESIP Federation Education & Outreach

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners. The ESIP Federation provides a forum where member organizations and individuals work together on issues of data preservation across all Earth and environmental sciences allowing groups to emerge around common issues as the need arises. The larger community thus created enhances networking across domain-specific comunities. A major focus of the ESIP Federation is support for teachers and educational use of data through its Education and Outreach efforts. ESIP developed POET (PO.DAAC Ocean ESIP Tool), an on-line tool for easily accessing data from NASA/JPL's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) in forms usable by students and teachers. In July 2013, POET was retired by NASA in favor of the PO.DAAC Live Access Server, an online tool at NASA/JPL very similar to POET with much broader data access.
For more information, please visit:

http://www.esipfed.org

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Reactor Institute - NEON Program

The Reactor Institute is creating a national network of in-school educational and research satellite terminals called NEON (Near Earth Orbiting Network). The heart of the nertwork is the Horizon-Polar satellite ground station valued at $50,000. It will be used to create in-school educational programs for high school, community college, and university level students.

SeaSpace Corporation - a provider of satellite tracking systems for environmental research, oceanography, meteorology, tactical operations, disaster management, and education - donated the fully-automated satellite tracking terminal, along with associated computer hardware, software, and training services.
For more information, please visit:

http://www.reactorcafe.com/index.php/sponsors/seaspace-corporation

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Center for Energy & Sustainability

The concept of sustainable energy research, as realized by Center for Energy & Sustainability at California State University, Los Angeles, involves a multi-disciplinary effort to address issues of making existing energy technologies more efficient while pursuing emerging alternate energy technologies that are not reliant on fossil fuels. Transformative research promotes energy diversity, efficiency, and sustainability while training diverse and talented engineers and scientists to catalyze change in this field. Policymakers, schools, and the public are engaged to ensure that the technological advances are robust, widely understood and adopted.
For more information, please visit:

http://ceas.calstatela.edu/

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NOAA Cooperative Institute on Marine Ecosystems & Climate

The California State University, Los Angeles team will conduct projects exploring how predicted changes in sea surface salinity might affect latitudinal species distributions and alter the behavior of key predators in coastal communities. The work will be one component of a comprehensive investigation of climate and its impacts on Pacific Ocean communities undertaken by the new NOAA consortium called the Cooperative Institute on Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC).
For more information please visit:

http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/newsrel/CSCexhibit-crobles.htm      and      http://nrc.noaa.gov/ci/index.html

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NOAA Support

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Its reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as it works to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. NOAA's Mission: Science, Service, and Stewardship; to uderstand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. NOAA is an operating unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA is a prime supporter of NOAA-CREST West acivities through NOAA-CREST at the City University of New York and the invaluable assistance of the NOAA components listed below.
-For more information about NOAA, please visit: http://www.noaa.gov

NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NOAA NESDIS)
NESDIS is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS—informally known as the NOAA Satellite and Information Service—acquires and manages the Nation's operational environmental satellites, operates the NOAA National Data Centers, provides data and information services including Earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.
-For more information, pleae visit: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov

National Weather Service
A component of NOAA, the National Weather Service has a mission to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. It envisions a Weather-Ready Nation - that is, a society that is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events.
-For more information, please visit: http://weather.gov

NOAA Educational Partnership Program (NOAA EPP)
The goal of NOAA EPP is to increase the number of students from underrepresented communities who are educated, trained, and graduated in fields that directly support NOAA's mission. With Minority Serving Institutions, NOAA EPP/MSI is aimed at increasing programs and opportunities for individuals to pursue applied research and education in atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences and remote sensing technology, in support of NOAA's mission. The NOAA EPP/MSI program consists of four programmatic components:

  • Cooperative Science Centers
  • Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
  • Graduate Sciences Program
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • -For more information, please visit: http://www.epp.noaa.gov

    NOAA Cooperative Science Centers (NOAA CSC)
    NOAA EPP established five Cooperative Science Centers (CSCs) at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to advance collaboarative research in NOAA-mission sciences and develop the next generation workforce to support NOAA and other natural resource and environmental science and management enterprises. The five CSCs are:

  • NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science at Howard University (NCAS)
  • NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center at the City College of New York (CREST)
  • NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center at Florida A&M University (ECSC)
  • Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center at North Carolina A&T State University (ISETCSC)
  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (LMRCSC)
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    California State University, Los Angeles