has been a leader in studying and deciphering important
environmental changes since its founding more than
a century ago. The new Center for Earth Observations
and Applications will continue this leadership and
will give UCSD a launching pad for important
programs that will provide vital information for
populations around the world." —Chancellor
Marye Anne Fox, UC San Diego
The mission of the Center for Earth Observations and Applications (CEOA) is
to stimulate, support and coordinate research and applications in Earth observations.
CEOA recognizes that as the science of Earth observations moves toward more
complex and integrated research programs, it is imperative to create an infrastructure
that helps scientists sustain projects.
develops opportunities in multi-disciplinary research
and infrastructure, allowing a better understanding
of Earth systems through integrated observations and
applications. CEOA convenes innovative scientists from
across the globe in lecture series, symposia, and workshops.
CEOA also increases institutional awareness by sponsoring
activities featuring UCSD investigators and creating
opportunities for interaction across the campus. In
addition, CEOA accesses California’s rich base
of industrial and academic leadership to stimulate
new techniques and technologies for environmental monitoring.
accelerates the successful development of projects
by providing an array of resources and services. CEOA
efforts focus on launching and incubating projects
that will attract significant extramural funding. Post-award
support is provided as needed to ensure effective project
the importance of technical, engineering, and administrative
staff to successful endeavors, CEOA includes programs
for staff in its support and coordination activities.
with its many distinguished schools, laboratories,
and centers, provides an excellent foundation for future
contributions to understanding the global environment.
CEOA facilitates programs that cross division, section,
department, and school boundaries, and helps develop
partnerships with government agencies, industry, and
other academic institutions.
Examples of CEOA activities:
- Identify, cultivate and secure funding
opportunities and provide government relations support
for existing and prospective projects.
- Host meetings and workshops to promote
UCSD’s leadership in Earth observations and applications.
- Organize seminars to develop and facilitate
- Synthesize and distribute periodic updates
on targeted funding opportunities and government priorities.
- Coordinate and support a technical
- Explore ways to optimize the technical
staff to increase retention and provide stability.
- Analyze successes and failures of
multidisciplinary proposals to improve future success.
- Provide assistance as needed to coordinate,
develop and assemble complex proposals.
- Create and coordinating a poster
day to stimulate cross-unit dialog and learning.
- Develop a speaker series to familiarize
staff with campus capabilities and activities.
- Provide data management guidance and