Center of Excellence for Remote Sensing Education and Research-CERSER
The goal of CERSER is to develop and implement innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.

Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine, and Polar Science-URE OMPS 2008

The URE OMPS program is an eight week program during summer 2008. The obective of this program is to promote the professional development of minority undergraduate students through their participation in ocean, marine and polar science research. Each undergradute student is assigned to a specific research team, with other students; ran by their mentor. This program also includes seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions, so that the students interact with one another.

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets-CReSIS

CReSIS is a Science and Technology Center which was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2005. It's mission is to develope new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

CReSIS is partnered with six other universities; the University of Kansas, Elizabeth City State University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Maine. In addition to this core group, CReSIS collaborates with several international institutions and industry partners.


Polar Grid is an National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) funded partnership of Indiana University and Elizabeth City State University to acquire and deploy the computing infrastructure needed to investigate the urgent problems in glacial melting.

NIA- Purpose
The central starting point for several projects at Elizabeth City State University including: NASA, ONR, CERSER, NOAA, IEEE-GRSS, ECSU, CReSIS, and RS Explorers.

Elizabeth City State University-ECSU
A Historiclly Black College or University (HBCU) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.