Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University


Professor Xuhui Lee is the Director of the Yale Center for Earth Observation.  He is the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

You can learn more about his courses and research projects at his F&ES web page.



Larry Bonneau is the Manager of the Center and a Research Associate in the Dept. of Geology & Geophysics.  Please contact him if you would like to discuss how remote sensing may help your research or if you want to use the resources of the Center.  Larry can be reached at (203) 432-3142 or



YCEO Steering Committee

The center has a steering committee consisting of faculty involved in geospatial analysis and satellite image processing from across the university, representing many disciplines.  Members include:

Ron Smith and Mark Brandon from the Department of Geology & Geophysics
Karen Seto, and Tim Gregoire from Forestry & Environmental Studies
Durland Fish and Ted Holford from the School of Public Health
Walter Jetz from Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Rod McIntosh from the Department of Anthropology
Ben Kiernan and Bill Rankin from the Department of History