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The Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory

The Santee Cooper Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (SCGIS) is a center for excellence in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing at the College of Charleston / University ofCharleston.

The Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory is available to members of the College/University of Charlestoncommunity. The laboratory supports undergraduate, graduate and faculty teaching and research at the college. The laboratory currently supports the activities of 15 affiliated faculty researchers and over 30 student researchers. Each semester courses are offered in GIS, remote sensing, or geologic / environmental modeling / computing at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS and Remote Sensing have been taught to a broad range of students in disciplines ranging from Geology, Biology, Marine Biology, Public Administration, Architecture, Community Planning, Business, Policy, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and more.  In addition, several presentations for other undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses have also been hosted in the “smart lab” as well as a variety of Master’s Thesis and Internship defenses for the University of Charleston’s Master’s of Environmental Studies (MES) program.