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Welcome Letters



Chancellor Mickey Burnim, ECSU


Welcome to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), the center of academic excellence in northeastern North Carolina. We are pleased to welcome you to the Grand Opening for the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) at ECSU. CERSER’s aim is to develop an innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on coastal, ocean, and marine research. Dr. Linda Hayden and the staff at CERSER have worked hard to make this event a success.

We are confident that CERSER will be a tremendous asset to our campus and research community. In addition to providing students at ECSU with hands on research, individuals from various universities and institutions will have the opportunity to train, conduct research, and learn fundamentals of remote sensing.

Again, we hope that you enjoy your visit to our campus. If there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant, do not hesitate to let us know.

Mickey L. Burnim
Chancellor, ECSU

Mr. Charles Luther, President GRSS

Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends,

I am indeed pleased to welcome you to the First IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Distinguished Speakers Lecture at Elizabeth City State University. The Distinguished Speakers Program provides our Society an opportunity to share exhilarating scientific and educational ventures and advancements with the scientific and educational communities in specific, and the interested public in general. A specific interest of our Society is to feature these Distinguished Speakers Lectures at HBCU and Minority Institutions, with the hope of spurring greater interest and involvement in the field of Remote Sensing.

Today's speaker is Dr. Sonia Gallegos, whose topic will be "A Real-Time Remote Sensing Algorithm for Spectral Attenuation Coefficient". Dr. Gallegos is a scientist with the Naval Research Laboratory/Stennis Space Center, and a new ex-officio member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing's Administrative Committee, which governs the Society.

I am happy that you could attend, and hope you enjoy.

Charles A. Luther
IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society

Dr. Linda B. Hayden, PI CERSER

Speaking for the staff of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) I would like to welcome you to our facility. Within this facility we are working to establish remote sensing training capabilities, data receiving capabilities and technical support.

Partnerships with Pixoneer Geomatics, a premier provider of image processing software and geospatial services for educational and research institutions, and SeaSpace, Inc. the world’s leading weather information provider, offer us opportunities for enhanced teaching and research. Both Pixoneer Geomatics and SeaSpace, Inc. are international leaders in remote sensing technology and software.

We hope that you will use this opportunity to explore the significant resources within our collective universities and to better understand how both teaching and research can be enhanced by the use of remote sensing. This center stands ready to support your efforts.

Dr. Linda Bailey Hayden
CERSER Principal Investigator