NGA Partners with SLU on Geospatial Research

By on January 10, 2019

From St. Louis Business Journal:  Saint Louis University has signed a collaborative research and development agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for geospatial research, training and innovation initiatives.

“Because of SLU’s diverse geospatial research and training portfolio, we are well positioned to support the NGA’s work,” Fred Pestello, president of SLU, said in a statement. “Our expertise is an asset for the agency as well as the region, and I am pleased that we will be able to partner with the NGA on their vital work.”

As part of the agreement, SLU will provide the agency with subject matter expertise, test support and technical assistance in emerging research areas, like unmanned aircraft systems and predictors of regional conflict, officials said. The university also will provide geospatial training and professional development.

SLU’s partnership is part of a new initiative at the university, called GeoSLU, which seeks to leverage existing nationally and internationally recognized geospatial expertise at the university to create a leading center for geospatial research, training and innovation in St. Louis, officials said.

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