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Center for Remote Sensing

Center for Remote Sensing

The Center for Remote Sensing (CRS) is a multidisciplinary center within the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) that focuses on applying state-of-the-art remote sensing, geo-spatial, and AI technologies to agriculture and natural resources. We use satellite, airborne, and ground-based datasets and conduct field experiments to develop and test innovative algorithms and machine-learning-based models that tackle real-world major challenges in agriculture and water resources management, providing actionable insights and recommendations to practitioners and decision-makers.
 
Through interdisciplinary research, education, and extension programs, CRS aims to address the most pressing challenges related to agriculture, food security, water resources management, climate impacts on water resources, and sustainable development.
 

Focus Areas

  • To develop new remote sensing and AI algorithms to improve management of water, nutrients, and near-real time prediction of crop conditions and yield.
  • To calibrate and validate the performance of remote sensing observations and algorithms and their applications in agriculture and natural resources.
  • To engage stakeholders and train next generation workforce in utilization of   remote sensing, geo-spatial and AI technologies in agriculture and natural resources.