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The Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) is located in a dedicated two-story section of the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences building on the Cook campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. CRSSA provides students, faculty, staff, and other researchers with state-of-the-art facilities for remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) teaching and research.

In its 35th year, CRSSA continues to have an active research and development program advancing the application of geospatial information science and technology to land use planning, natural resource management, agriculture, and the environment.

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NJ Changing Shoreline VIDEO   New Jersey's Changing Shoreline [VIDEO]:
Working with NJADAPT, a collaborative project of Rutgers University in partnership with other academic institutions, local practitioners, and state and federal agencies, CRSSA has developed a new video on New Jersey’s Changing Shoreline. This video describes the dynamics of New Jersey's Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation from 1984-2012 along NJ's entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as they change over time. >>
Sustainable Raritan River Initiative   Sustainable Raritan River Initiative:
CRSSA is taking on a new role in co-leading the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative (SRRI). SRRI, a joint program of Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Environmental and Biological Science, works with various stakeholders around the Raritan Basin and Bay to balance social, economic and environmental objectives towards the common goal of restoring the Raritan River, its tributaries and its estuary for current and future generations. >> (
Coastal Resilience: New Jersey   Restoration Explorer:
With funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Coastal Resilience Networks (CRest) Program, CRSSA has teamed with The Nature Conservancy, Stevens Institute of Technology and a number of local partners to develop the Restoration Explorer. This tool is part of Coastal Resilience, an online decision support tool that provides communities with a simple way to visualize where beneficial coastal restoration and enhancements projects are most appropriate based on ecological and engineering data. >>
MARCO Portal   The MARCO Portal is an online toolkit and resource center which consolidates available geospatial data and enables state, federal, and local users to visualize and analyze ocean resources and human uses. The Portal serves as a platform to engage all stakeholders in ocean planning for the Mid-Atlantic region. >>
Sea Level Rise Viewer   Rutgers University and NOAA have developed an online mapping tool to provide land-use planners and emergency managers access to detailed, information about what and who may be in the path of rising sea levels. With NJFloodMapper, the user can simulate sea level rises of from one foot (the rise many scientists expect in the next 50 years) to six feet. >>
Certificate Programs at CRSSA   The Certificate Programs offered at the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) provide undergraduate and graduate students a unique Rutgers educational experience in the geospatial information sciences. Course and certificate information is available. >>

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