The Yale Center for Earth Observation (CEO) is one of the original Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies' (YIBS) centers. With two full time staff members, CEO supports remote sensing research and mapping activities of Yale students, faculty and staff, as well as assisting regional organizations.
CEO was created in 1992 to consolidate and promote the use of satellite remote sensing throughout the Yale Campus. In the spring of 1993, base funding for CEO was approved by the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. Four academic units provide academic guidance and direction to CEO. These are: the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Anthropology, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Each group engages in research projects for which satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems are essential. Examples of current research include the investigation of lyme-disease bearing ticks and their distribution patterns, agricultural changes in southwest Asia, rainforest deforestation practices in Africa, and terrain influences on wind patterns in coastal regions.
The current CEO steering committee members are:
- Ronald Smith, Department of Geology and Geophysics (G&G)
- Frank Hole, Department of Anthropology
- Xuhui Lee, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES)
- Durland Fish, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH).
Further information about the Yale Center for Earth Observation is available from:
Laurent (Larry) Bonneau
Center for Earth Observation
P.O. Box 208109
New Haven, CT 06520-8109