In Maryland, the center brings together expertise from across campus, including the fields of remote sensing, satellite imaging, data modeling and projections, atmospheric and oceanic science, and climate change. The effort will be coordinated by UMD's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS).
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"Maryland has long experience in the use of satellite imaging to measure land cover and other aspects of global change, wide expertise in aggregating this data, and expertise in how these changes ripple through the various parts of the environment," explains Maryland's BSOS Dean John Townshend.
"Beijing Normal's expertise serves as an excellent complement to our strengths, as evidenced by our successful collaborations over the past several years," he adds.
Scientists in Maryland and China will collect and analyze data. The two institutions estimate the work will take several years.
C.D. Mote, Jr., Loh's predecessor as UMD president, opened the research collaboration with BNU in 2006. The agreement to create the new center was finalized last December.
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