Environment & Earth Remote Sensing (EERS) Lab

Urbanization and industrialization often develop without a comprehensive assessment of environmental impact, which in turn, negatively impacts surrounding ecosystem and environment. There is a need for expanded environmental surveillance of the surrounding soil, water and plant resources to determine the fate and impact of various biological and chemical contaminants that are unintentionally or intentionally released into the ecosystem. The long term goal of our research involves exploring the geospatial technologies along with conventional research approaches to monitor and promote the environmental sustainability.

The research projects we intend to pursue, includes the application of remote sensing for monitoring water quality, soil pollution, environmental planning and management, use of remote sensing and geospatial techniques to study the local landscape ecology, watershed dynamics, impacts of climate change and economic development. These involves the study of natural resources, soil, water and environmental contamination and the land use, land cover changes. We welcome all the undergraduate and graduate students who are inspired and interested to pursue the research opportunities in the remote sensing of environmental and earth resources at EERS Lab.

Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environment,
Florida International University,
AHC5-394, 11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-1930,
Fax: (305)-348-3877,
Email: mbalajib@fiu.edu