The Sequoyah Computer and GIS Lab facilities support Haskell’s involvement with two National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants, the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) and the Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements (PRISM).
The Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project between the University of Kansas and several partner institutions, including Haskell. CReSIS research seeks to improve our understanding of the mass balance of polar ice sheets, and their contribution to global sea level rise. Haskell’s role in CReSIS is to integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into CReSIS-related research.
Students and faculty at Haskell are currently collaborating with Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) and faculty at the University of Kansas to model global sea level rise and the effects of sea level rise on populations with GIS. More information about this project can be found on the CReSIS website.
The Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements (PRISM) project is a collaborative project headed by the Information Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC) at the University of Kansas. The goal of PRISM research is to develop innovative radars and rovers to measure the thickness of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Haskell contributes to PRISM by utilizing GIS to create maps of ice thickness data.
In addition to research projects, the CReSIS and PRISM grants also fund several campus mapping projects, provide instruction for the Introduction to GIS (GEOG 310) course and periodic tribal GIS workshops, and support operation of the Sequoyah Computer and GIS Lab.