Esri-Sponsored Grants

Natural Resources Grant Program

Grant Recipients

The goal of the Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program is to show the value of GIS and image processing for natural resource management.  Esri and PCI Geomatics have selected the following 24 organizations to receive awards of software, data, and training valued at $100,000 each. Recipients will use the awards to develop cost effective, creative, and useful solutions for analyzing natural resources.  We hope that their work will provide inspiration as you plan your GIS projects.   

Return to this page often to see updates and status of projects that interest you.  

When a project is completed, we will share it with you on ArcGIS Online

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York
*cooperating organizations (CO) NOAA – Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) and NASA
Per-Pixel and Object-Based Techniques for Mapping Land Cover Changes Using Fused Optical and Radar Data over New York City

Catholic Relief Services
Geospatial Innovations for Transforming Strategies (GIFTS) in Lesotho

City of Russellville, Kentucky Waste Water Treatment Plant
CO: Western Kentucky University GIS Center
Networking and Streamlining our Resources, Mapping the City, and Pinpointing our Future.

Department of Computer Information Systems and Technology (CIST), University of West Alabama
CO: City of Tuscaloosa, West Alabama Regional Commission, and ADECA State GIS Program Office 
Multi-temporal and Multi-sensor Data Fusion Model for Urban Disaster Management of Tuscaloosa, Alabama Using RADARSAT-2 and RapidEye Satellite Datasets

First Tennessee Development District
Production of Sinkhole Activity Maps via Imagery Overlays through Time for an Informative Guide to Help with Economic Development Growth in the First Tennessee Development District

Florida Geological Survey, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Enhanced Geomorphic/Geologic Mapping in Four National Park Service Units, Northeast Florida Utilizing Hyperspectral Imagery

Geospatial Group at WSP
Wetland Delineation using RADARSAT-2 and RapidEye Image Acquisitions to Produce an Esri Polygon Layer of Wetland Areas Used to Assess Initial Proximity of Future Development in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

GIS Department at the Madison County Council of Governments
Multi-Temporal Analysis of Urban Encroachment Effects in Madison County, Indiana for Future Planning Projects.
Global Forest Partners LP
CO: Green Millennium, S.A.
Land Use Dynamics During the Period 2006-2012 in the Area of Influence of Teak Reforestation projects, La Libertad, and Las Cruces, Petén, Guatemala

Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission
Hō‘ike Honua o Kaho‘olawe – Geography of Kaho‘olawe

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Identification of Rock Glaciers and Urban Water Supply in the Chilean Andes Using Fusion of RADARSAT-2 and RapidEye 5-m Imagery

Michigan Technology University, Michigan Tech Research Institute
CO: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Using Cutting Edge Technology and High Resolution RapidEye and Radarsat-2 Imagery for Assessing Wetland Habitat Condition

Murray State University Department of Geosciences
Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Monitoring and Modeling in a Small Mix-Use Watershed in Murray, Kentucky—An Educational Demonstration Project

Integrated Measurement of Ecological Integrity for Climate-Change Vulnerability Among Mangrove Ecosystems in Coastal Mexico

The San Francisco Estuary Institute 
CO: Moss Landing Marine Labs (MLML)
Evaluation of Advanced GIS Techniques for Wetland and Riparian Mapping in California

San Juan Country Public Works - GIS Division
San Juan Islands Land Cover Analysis

Smithsonian Institution.
Climate Change and Extinction Risk in Andean Plants

Texas A&M Forest Service.
Emergency and Prolonged Assessment of Wildfire Impact for Recovery Facilitation

Texas Southern University Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
The SAR Imagery Application in Pipeline Integrity Management

University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Geomatics, School of Engineering
How Local and Regional Geomorphic, Vegetative, and Hydrologic Change Affects Alaskan King Salmon Habitat: A Change Detection Case study using GIS and SAR Imagery.

University of Connecticut
CO: University of Library Systems
Toward an Online Spatial Decision Support System for Management of Storm Hazards in Connecticut: a Proof-of Concept Study

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS),  Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Fusing Radar and Optical Satellite Data to Detect and Geovisualize Vegetation Changes within a GIS and Image Processing Environment

Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Use of Remote Sensing Imagery to Produce Accurate and Reliable Products for Washington Department of Natural Resources (WADNR), Division of Geology and Earth Resources (DGER) Disaster Response, and Mapping Operations.

Yurok Tribal Government.
Data Development for the Yurok Tribe's Integrated Resource Management

*CO: A cooperating organization is directly involved in the implementation of a project, offering technical expertise and project coordination.

Thank you to all applicants who registered and applied to the program!

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