In 2000, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to create a center of excellence in the Earth sciences. Through this arrangement, UMBC and its partners – Hampton University, Howard University, Caelum Research Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Corporation – developed collaborative research programs in all areas of the Earth sciences. This consortium between government, university and private industry not only provided a secure “home” for Earth scientists, but also synergistically fostered new directions in research and technology. This Cooperative Agreement operated until May 10, 2011. GEST continues its research with a small group of grant-funded faculty members. Some former GEST faculty members have joined JCET (Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology), and still others are part of a Cooperative Agreement between GSFC and UMBC called GPHI (Goddard Planetary Heliophysics Institute).
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