Scientists from the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have a long history of collaborations in individual and large projects. This collaboration has been highly successful and has won international recognition, particularly in areas of remote sensing of the Earth System.
Following the establishment of a Space Act Agreement in 2012, the inauguration of the Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center in 2013 help to formalize the relationship between the University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and enable even closer and more profitable collaborations.
With the overarching goal of the development of a world-leading center for studies of the global carbon cycle, our joint activities promote increased collaboration between UMCP and GSFC scientists, facilitate the development of joint research proposals to NASA and other organizations, provide unique educational opportunities for students.
Our scientists have world leading capabilities including leadership in the new GEDI mission, the Congressionally directed NASA-CMS program, the NASA-ABoVE Field campaign, and multiple areas of Land-use.