Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University
  • Students on the OEFS course field trip 11 April 2015 
  • Average Cloud Top Temp - January 2007 - From MODIS 
  • Artic Sea Ice - Landsat TM image acquired 12 June 1993 
  • Sediment flowing from the CT River after Hurricane Irene - Landsat 5 image acquired 02 Sept 2011 
  • MODIS image of the Middle East - 01 Sept 2009 - Natural Color 143-RGB 
  • Landsat 7 image of Moosehead Lake region of Maine draped over DEM 
  • Ikonos image of New Haven - 28 October 2004 - Natural Color 321-RGB 
  • Landsat 8 image of New Haven County - 30 Sept 2013 - False Color Composite 852-RGB 


The Yale Center for Earth Observation (YCEO) is a centralized source of remote sensing hardware, software, and expertise for the Yale community.  Assistance is available to help users in the selection, procurement and analysis of satellite images for their research.  This research and teaching lab is one of the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies (YIBS) research centers.


Image of Brooksvale Park from a small drone
March 31, 2016
This past fall Prof. Xuhui Lee, F&ES, taught a semester-long workshop “Remote Sensing with Drones” that included several guest lecturers and a couple of drone flights...
March 29, 2016
Sarah Parcak will be giving a talk titled “The future of archaeology: Space-based approaches to ancient landscapes” on Wednesday 6 April at 5pm at the Whitney Humanities...
ExoMars 2016: Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli
March 14, 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched the first mission of their ExoMars program.  The mission consists of an orbiter and a lander and were placed in...