The Center for Earth Observation (CEO) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a multi-disciplinary initiative aspiring to develop an internationally recognized Geospatial Science and Technology research and graduate education program that builds on North Carolina State University’s recognized strengths in analytics, statistics, and computational sciences while expanding our currently successful programs in the environmental science applications of these technologies. The center was established in 1983 on the North Carolina State University and is administered by the College of Natural Resources. A number of faculty and graduate students from many disciplines campus-wide make use of the center's facilities in their research and training programs. CEO research facilities are composed of several programs specializing in the fields of remote sensing, geographic information systems, global navigation systems, image processing, and geospatial date integration and modeling
The Center for Earth Observation is a premier academic research and graduate teaching program in the study and expansion of Geospatial Science and Technology.
- Provide the focus for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Science and education at North Carolina State University.
- Assume a leadership role in the state, national, and international discourse on Geospatial Science and Technology research and development, education, and policy.
- Develop and administer an internationally acclaimed research and graduate education program in Geospatial Sciences.
Dr. Hugh Devine, is associated with the College of Natural Resources. The Geographic Information Science Research and Teaching Program, which was developed by Dr. Devine is an integrated part of CEO.
The Center offers a GIS Certificate, a Master degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology degree, and two graduate minor programs in Environmental remote Sensing and Image Analysis and in GIS.