Celebrating 20 years of Discovering, Developing and Delivering
Dr. Jean Nelson of ERDC-GRL using the SeePhase fluorescence lifetime remote imaging system.
The ERDC-GRL research van with the mast-deployed LiDAR scanner, preparing for foliage penetration and change assessment tests at the VCU Rice Center.
(Left to Right) Mr. Jarrod Edwards, Dr. John Anderson and Dr. Jean Nelson of ERDC-GRL in the current VCU Life Sciences Research Lab, occupied since 2001.
The Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) cooperative Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy Laboratory (RSSL) is located in the Life Sciences Building on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. The RSSL links ERDC-GRL and VCU in both research activities and educational interests in the areas of remote sensing and spectroscopy. Collaborative research specifically with VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES), Department of Biology, and Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences remains the core-focus of the relationship. The Environmental Remote Sensing course is also taught as an ERDC-VCU team effort.
The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by VCU keep the students and staff working in the GRL Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy Lab current with cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facilities. This also grants access for talented and innovative graduate and undergraduate students to the lab facilities, furthering government research and providing opportunities for remote sensing and spectroscopy advancement.
Using existing technology in new ways, this unique, rapidly deployable sensing capability offers real-time, 3-D topographic and threat information.
ERDC Points of Contact
Dr. Jean Nelson, Jean.D.Nelson@usace.army.mil, 703-428-3636 (ERDC-GRL) or 804-828-9709 (VCU lab)
Dr. John Anderson, John.Anderson@erdc.dren.mil, 804-828-9709 (VCU lab)
Mr. Jarrod Edwards, Jarrod.D.Edwards@erdc.dren.mil , 804-828-9709 (VCU lab)
Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL)
7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Life Sciences Building, Lab 221
1000 West Cary St., Richmond, VA 23284
1 Zinnert, J. et al. (2013) “Distinguishing natural from anthropogenic stress in plants: physiology, fluorescence and hyperspectral reflectance.” Plant and Soil 366:133-141.
2 Gray, D. et al. (In press) “Using a multi-wavelength LiDAR for improved remote sensing of natural waters.” Applied Optics, 54(31).