The mission of the Geospatial Program is threefold:
First, we serve students at the Nicholas School.
We offer a number of courses designed to provide students a solid foundation in geospatial analysis. Students completing our certificate program will have the skills and background necessary to successfully apply GIS in their field after graduating.
Second, we serve the faculty at the Nicholas School.
The Geospatial Program offers the expertise necessary to design and execute spatial analyses for a variety of objectives across the many disciplines within the School. Our team collaborates with faculty on a number of levels – from casual walk-in advising to formal collaboration on funded research projects.
And finally, the Geospatial Program serves the broader environmental community.
We actively engage other academic institutions (both within and beyond Duke), governmental, and non-governmental organizations in tackling real-world environmental issues. We are uniquely positioned at the Nicholas School – with our talented student pool, our world-class faculty, and our extensive alumni network – to find innovative and effective solutions for the environmental challenges our society faces.
Activities oriented toward fulfilling this mission include:
Courses/Geospatial Certificate program
Masters Project co-advising
Informal advising; office hours
Informal gatherings/interactions/workshops (e.g. via Student Association for Geospatial Analysis – SAGA)