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Advancing research and providing training in remote sensing of the environment.

The Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL) is a group of scholars focused on advancing research and promoting education in remote sensing and spatial technologies. We are passionate about exploring novel approaches to remote sensing to better understand and monitor the earth’s surface, and especially ecosystems. Remote sensing is interdisciplinary in nature and thus we collaborate with engineers, geoscientists, ecologists, and social scientists. We invite you to explore our website and get to know us!

Our training provides students with skills and knowledge in science and technology for professional careers or continued study in all aspects of earth and environmental sciences and engineering.

Our research focuses on image processing, interpretation of remote sensing imagery, integration of global positioning systems and geographic information systems into remote sensing, and understanding spatial, spectral, and temporal scales of ecosystem and landscape processes. BCAL’s interdisciplinary focus brings together science and technology in the earth and environmental sciences and engineering.