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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.

Delaware State GLOBE
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.  Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.
Delaware State PiMERS
Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) represents a joint effort between Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).  In addition The Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) representing 54 MSIs will support this contribution to the NASA national efforts for achieving excellence in STEM education.  PiMERS is a two-year project, which contributes to the effective implementation of NASA’s educational goals and objectives using NASA’s unique assets and capabilities in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing.  In addition PiMERS will provide the opportunity to include the areas of computational chemistry and aviation, through the PiMERS Advisory Board, future strategy sessions and NASA LaRC research seminars.
ECSU Elizabeth City State University
Home of the Mighty Vikings! Elizabeth City State University is a Historically Black College and University, located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
CERSER Center of Excellence in 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.
NSF National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"