The Center for Earth Observation provides a centralized source of remote sensing hardware, software, and expertise for the Yale community. Assistance is available to help users in the selection, procurement and analysis of satellite images. In addition, the Center has a large and growing archive of SPOT, Landsat MSS and TM, AVHRR, GOES, Radarsat, ERS-1, JERS-1, MODIS and ASTER satellite images that are available for research projects.

The CEO Laboratory supports a Windows-based system featuring high-end workstations accessing a Dell server using an internal gigabit network. The workstations have been configured to handle the graphic demands and large files typical in remote sensing. They have gigabit network interface cards, high performance video graphics cards, and 20 inch flat panel (LCD) monitors. This equipment, coupled with the latest versions of the predominant remote sensing and GIS software, provide a strong foundation to support the remote sensing needs of the Yale community.

Because this computer laboratory has been established specifically to meet the remote sensing needs of the Yale community, it is not an open computing cluster generally available to walk-in users. However, anyone at Yale with experience working with satellite images is welcome to use the lab and is encouraged to complete a CEO Project Request Proposal. Upon review an account will be set up for you on the CEO systems.

The lab is located in Room 119 of the Environmental Science Center at 21 Sachem Street.

Remote Sensing and GIS Software

PC Hardware



Additional Equipment