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Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research

Overview

Geospatial ResearchType: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

Many of the biggest challenges facing humanity, and the biggest research questions facing faculty from across disciplines, have significant spatial dimensions that require sophisticated geospatial thinking, technology, modeling and analysis. Effective geospatial research and education requires intentionally transdisciplinary programs aimed at producing creative and innovative geospatial thinking. This program will coordinate disparate research efforts across campus, enhance Vanderbilt’s geospatial facilities, and catalyze transdisciplinary projects that immerse students in impactful research. Program faculty will develop consultation resources and assess Vanderbilt’s long-term research and teaching needs, with the goal of eventually establishing of a geospatial center.

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

College of Arts & Science

Law School

School of Engineering

School of Medicine (Clinical)