Abdalati and U.S. Senator from Colorado, John Hickenlooper

Abdalati Testifies in the U.S. Senate

April 20, 2023

Back in December, CIRES Director and Geography professor Waleed Abdalati testified before the Subcommittee on Space and Science in a hearing titled “Landsat at 50 & the Future of U.S. Satellite-based Earth Observation.” The subcommittee hearing, convened by Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), highlighted critical Earth observation satellite data, the rise of commercial...

Waleed Abdalati with Romney and Bennett

Climate Change River Trip with Two United States Senators

Dec. 9, 2021

I was recently invited to take a river rafting trip on the Colorado River with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), among others, and to provide a scientific perspective on climate change and its impacts on the western United States. The purpose of the trip was to draw...

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Faculty News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Waleed Abdalati testified to Congress for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Waleed Abdalati On April 15, 2021, Professor Abdalati testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing was titled “Making the Case for Climate Action: The...

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Building Bridges with Alumni & Friends

Oct. 31, 2017

A special Alumni Event to feature and celebrate the work of the Geography department was held on Friday Oct 27 in IBS 155. The event was well-attended by alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Participants were treated to a reception with an hors d'oeuvre buffet, beer,...

Earth from space

Waleed Abdalati: Earth from Space: The Power of Perspective

Oct. 27, 2017

Throughout history, humans have always valued the view from above, seeking high ground to survey the land, find food, assess threats, and understand their immediate environment. The advent of aircraft early in the 20th century took this capability literally to new levels, as aerial photos of farm lands, hazards, military...

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GEOG 4110 / 5100 Advanced Remote Sensing

The context, perspective, and scale provided by remote sensing observations have made them an invaluable source of data for understanding the Earth System. In the prerequisite introductory course, Remote Sensing of the Environment (GEOG/GEOL 4093/5093), students learned some of the basic physical principals underlying remote sensing and were introduced to...

Geography Department featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 27, 2017

"Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world" A new article titled "This is not your junior-high geography" by CU's Clint Talbott featuring the Geography Department has been published in...

Waleed Abdalati to Give Keynote Address at the White House

Sept. 11, 2015

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council invited Department of Geography professor Waleed Abdalati to deliver a keynote at a citizen science forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, For the People, By the People”, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The forum...

Abdalati to co-lead high-profile effort to set nation’s satellite science agenda

Sept. 4, 2015

Waleed Abdalati will co-chair a prestigious national committee charged with developing U.S. priorities for observing Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces by satellite. Read CU News Center article.

Waleed Abdalati to Receive the 2015 Outstanding Contributions Award in Remote Sensing

Feb. 20, 2015

Sponsored by the Remote Sensing Specialty Group (RSSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) since 1992, the award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of remote sensing and to the geographic community through their remote sensing research, teaching, and/or outreach. The Award will be presented...