University of Florida

CRS Strategic Planning Meeting on April 25, 2013

2013 Strategic Planning Group

The Center for Remote Sensing conducted the first Strategic Planning meeting at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, Florida. The one-day meeting was facilitated by Dr. Ed Osborne, Chair, Agricultural Education and Communication Department. The purpose of the meeting was to develop Center’s vision, mission, and goals, considering the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the remote sensing faculty at UF. The outcomes of the meeting will help CRS to strategically position itself to achieve its long-term vision, given the current and future trends in remote sensing.

Meeting Attendees

Amr Abd-Elrahman VI/IR Applications
Michael Binford VI/IR Applications
Reza Ehsani Precision Ag. Applications
Steve Eikenberry VI/IR Sensors
Norman Fitz-Coy Satellite Platforms
Paul Gader Algorithms
Peter Ifju Airborne Platforms
Sumer Johal   Entrepreneur
Jasmeet Judge MW Applications
Jenshan Lin MW Sensors
Janise McNair Communications
Esa Otermnaa External Advisory Board
Franklin Percival Wildlife Applications
David Still External Advisory Board

Vision Statement:

To be the premier center for comprehensive remote sensing research, education, and outreach/extension in the world

Mission Statement:

To advance the science, technology and applications of remote sensing by facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations.

SWOT Analysis

Goals for the Next Three Years:

    • Develop plan for long-term sustainability of CRS as THE HUB  for Remote Sensing activities at UF.
    • Secure private/public funds for cutting-edge multi- / inter-disciplinary research projects leveraging our strengths in fire, water resources, and plant health. These areas have major implications for national security, food security, and climate change/variability.
    • Initiate joint educational programs using a two-pronged approach combining training and extension.
CRS Goals Draft CRS Mission


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Dr. Osborne Facilitating
Committee Deliberating
Committee Lunch
CRS Cake
Break Between Sessions
Dr. Ed Osborne

Strategic Planning Committee

Committee Networking

Strategic Planning Committee

Gator Chomp