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Sergey Reid Receives 2013 GeoEye Foundation Award

March 07, 2013


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Sergey Reid, a senior Geographic Information Science (GIS) major working with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has received the 2013 GeoEye Foundation Award for the Application of High-Resolution Digital Satellite Imagery.

As the winner, Reid will receive a grant of satellite imagery data up to 500 square kilometers (potential value of up to $20,000), and a certificate.  He will also be provided with access to GeoEye’s images which will be used to expand and continue his research at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  The award is presented by the ASPRS Foundation, with funding provided by The GeoEye Foundation. The purpose of the award is to support remote sensing education and stimulate the development of applications of high-resolution digital satellite imagery for applied research by undergraduate or graduate students.

Reid submitted the winning proposal for his research on coastal modeling and the development of a method to help verify flood predictions along tidal flat habitats.  His research is currently focused on a tidal flats area near Packery Channel, Texas. 

Currently, the amount of free imagery provided by public agencies is limited while the imagery distributed by private companies is expensive. The GeoEye Foundation Award allows for the project to expand with the addition of new imagery.

“The GeoEye Foundation is providing a fantastic opportunity for students to further their research with resources that would be otherwise difficult to acquire,” said Dr. Philippe Tissot, CBI Associate Director and Associate Professor of Physics.  “Sergey Reid winning this grant is also reflective of the great undergraduate researchers we have at the Conrad Blucher Institute and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The availability of this type of funding from private or public sources and undergraduate research opportunities are essential to prepare the next generation of leaders in the STEM disciplines.”

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