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Through formal linkages among universities, public agencies and private enterprise, CALMIT is developing new research, teaching and service opportunities in advanced land management information technologies. Particularly strong ties exist the organizations listed below.


In recent years, CALMIT and its collaborators have:

  • Developed a NASA-funded Environmental Monitoring Laboratory (EML)
  • Assisted in the establishment a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit for the Great Plains to be funded by a consortium of federal agencies
  • Co-authored a successful proposal for the NSF High Capacity Network [Internet-2] justified in large part on enhancing cooperative research in remote sensing and Earth System Sciences
  • Acquired funding from the Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) to develop new methods for integrating geospatial data to build information and knowledge in agriculture
  • Facilitated CALMIT being designated as a NASA Regional Application Center
  • Established a NASA Affiliated Research Center (ARC) program for commercial applications of remote sensing
  • Received NASA k-12 education grants to establish the Consortium for the Application of Space Data to Education (CASDE) and America's Farm
  • Installed a ground receiving station for direct, real-time reception of both AVHRR and SeaWiFS satellite imagery
  • Developed a strong working relationship with the USGS/EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, SD, the national archive for earth resources satellite and spatial environmental data housing the world's largest collection of space and aircraft imagery
  • Successfully hosted several major conferences focusing on geoinformatics including the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), the 1998 MidAmerica GIS Symposium, the 2001 Nebraska GIS Symposium and the 2002 International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) Symposium
  • Provided numerous publications regarding advanced land management technologies.

CALMIT welcomes collaboration with other university departments, federal and private agencies for the development of other potentially useful sensor packages and/or applications.

For further information contact Rick Perk ( or Don Rundquist (