Mississippi State University created the institutional-level GeoResources Institute to combine and integrate
academic and operational units active in conducting and coordinating research and educational activities in
geospatial technologies and resource management - particularly agriculture, forestry, water resources,
computational modeling, and visualization. In 2008, the GeoResources Institute was renamed to the Geosystems
Research Institute to encompass the broader range of its research.
The Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) provides capabilities in remote sensing computational technologies, visualization techniques, agriculture and natural resource management and the transition of these into operational agency research, planning and decision-support programs. GRI has developed nationally recognized research strengths with strong relationships and inherent respect from state, regional and national agencies and business entities.
The GRI management team has recently completed a new strategic plan for the Institute. The plan puts GRI in a clear position to capitalize on its strengths and to take full advantage of future opportunities as they arise.
-- STRATEGIC PLAN --
With this, GRI is ready to begin advancing the knowledge and technology in earth and its systems, integrating geosystems science and engineering, translating geospatial technologies into useful tools and skills and transitioning science and technology into practice to support GRIís stakeholders and improve policy and public awareness.
To better understand and predict Earth's systems and develop geospatial technologies that promote their stewardship, sustainability, and contributions to prosperity.
To advance geospatial discovery, knowledge, and education to improve decision-making.