Active Grants

Total – 22.5 Million; PI/Institutional PI – 3.1 Million

  1. Improvements of QA Band and New Science Data Layers Proposed for the NASA Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 Product, PI: Z. Zhu, NASA, Total $297,781, 4/2023-3/2025.
  2. An Alkalinity and Inorganic Blue Carbon Monitoring System: Crediting Wetland-to-Ocean Lateral Fluxes in Carbon Markets and Inventories, PI: Kevin Kroeger, Institutional PI: Z. Zhu, NASA, Total $1,199,695, UConn Proportion $126,514, 2023-2026.
  3. Water-use and Land-cover change detection using ECOSTRESS and OpenET, PI: Y. Yang, Institutional PI: Z. Zhu, NASA, Total $388,237, UConn Proportion $120,076, 2023-2025.
  4. Evaluating Coastal Tidal Wetland Change in the Conterminous United States, PI: Z. Zhu, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Total $85,000, 2022-2023.
  5. Maintenance and Continuation of NASA’s Black Marble Nighttime Lights Product Suite from Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS, PI Z. Wang, Institutional PI: Z. Zhu, NASA, Total $689,856, UConn Proportion $234,578, 2021-2024.
  6. Green energy development and carbon mitigation potential of forests and working lands, PI A. Morzillo, Co-PI: Z. Zhu, Eversource, $49,999, 2021-2023.
  7. High-performance computing (HPC) cluster, PI: Z. Zhu and S. Steinbach, CAHNR Equipment Grant, $107,453, 2021-2026.
  8. Mapping changes in deciduous forest understory vegetation using remotely sensed data, PI: Z. Zhu, Co-PI: C. Rittenhouse, McIntire-Stennis USDA, $59,995, 2022-2025.
  9. WATCH: Wide Area Terrestrial Change Hypercube, Institutional-PI: Z. Zhu, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) SMART Program, Total $14,166,466, UConn Proportion $588,251, 2020-2024
  10. Neal Real-time Assessment of Forest Risk to Infrastructure Using Satellite Time Series, PI: Z. Zhu, Eversource, $207,094, 2020-2023.
  11. Improving land cover classification and land change detection for LCMAP, PI: Z. Zhu, USGS, $349,758, 2019-2024.
  12. Toward Near Real-time Monitoring and Characterization of Land Surface Change for the Conterminous US, PI: Z. Zhu, USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team Program, $870,381, 2019-2023.
  13. A Moderate Spatial Resolution Data Record of 21st Century Global Land Cover, Land Use, and Land Cover Change, PI: M. Friedl, Collaborator: Z. Zhu, NASA, $4,039,454, 2017-2022.