The Geosystems Research Institute continues to grow the quality of its programs by many different performance metrics, including graduate student support, scholarly publications and outreach efforts. The faculty, staff and students within GRI continue to conduct research on the frontier of its disciplines, taking an integrated approach that addresses some of the most pressing issues facing Earthís ecosystems and their inhabitants. GRI provides continuous outreach and educational opportunities to the public in order to keep them well informed of state-of-the-art technologies.
With GRIís team of researchers and educators, the GRI has developed nationally recognized research strengths, with strong relationships and inherent respect from state, regional and national agencies and business entities.
The following is information regarding our research efforts. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information, or if you would like to collaborate with our principal investigators on any of these projects.
Ag and Natural Resources
GRI is using remote sensing and hyperspectral imagery among other technologies to develop research activities in the different sectors of agriculture and natural resource management. GRI researchers examine areas such as invasive species, agri-terrorism, site-specific crop management, and the strengthening of our riversí levee systems.
Sensors and Modeling
Satellite technology has revolutionized our spatial perspective of global systems over the years. Under the Sensors and Modeling category, GRI researchers are developing programs to better understand how spatial and environmental processes affect the earthís systems.
Under this category, the focus is on topics such as the impacts and evaluation of severe weather and hurricanes and visualization tools created by GRI researchers to streamline important information and data.
The research category of Biological Sciences focuses on research pertaining to living organisms, environmental procedures and habitats. GRI scientists are creating specific datasets and tools which are helpful in understanding our ecosystem.
GRI scientists are striving to advance the technology and utilization of scientific visualization, information visualization, visual analysis, and image processing for the computational sciences. The fundamental goal of visualization is to enable and enhance human comprehension of complex phenomena.
The Emerging Research category encompasses cutting-edge research and technologies that GRI scientists are developing in real-time, and spans many current topics that are facing our environment at present.
Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)
The NGI is a NOAA cooperative institute which was developed through research done by the GRI. Research efforts of MSU researchers and other academic partners focus on the Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.