UMaine designated as as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences.

The University of Maine was one of 17 academic institutions  recognized by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS)  as a Center of Academic Excellence in GIScience (CAE GS).

The designation reflects a long standing dedication to teaching the breadth and depth of theory and real-world applications of geospatial sciences  across the campus. A major goal of the  CAE GS Program is to grow the current and future geospatial sciences workforce  and make it second to none.

Harlan Onsrud received the award on behalf of the University from  NGA Director Robert Cardillo at a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Two representatives from NGA and two from USGS will serve as subject matter experts to work with the university.