The Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) is a research centre of the National University of Singapore established with funding from the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) of Singapore.

CRISP's mission is to develop an advanced capability in remote sensing to meet the scientific, operational and business requirements of Singapore and the region. Our Milestones.

CRISP operates a satellite ground station to acquire data from remote sensing satellites, and processes the archived data to standard or value-added products for distribution and research. The list of satellites CRISP receive include:

  • SPOT 1,2,4 (France, Sep 1995) – 1,51,950 scenes
  • ERS 1,2 (Europe, Mar 1996 – Jun 2011) – 31,270 scenes
  • RADARSAT 1 (Canada, Apr 1997 - 1999) – 12,000 scenes
  • SeaWiFS (USA, Sep 1999)
  • TERRA (MODIS) (USA, Mar 2001)
  • IKONOS (USA, Aug 2001) – 0.82 m resolution
  • AQUA (MODIS) (USA, Jul 2002)
  • SPOT 5 (Oct 2002) – 611,770 scenes – 2.5 m resolution
  • ERS-2 Low Bit Rate (Scatterometer, Gome etc)
  • GeoEye-1 (Jun 2009) – 0.41m resolution
  • Worldview I & II (Nov 2009) – 0.47m resolution
  • X-SAT May 2011

CRISP is ready to provide special products custom processed to users' requirements, or training/consultation services in the field of remote sensing.

CRISP also undertakes research in optical and microwave remote sensing technology and applications. The current research interest areas are: ocean and coastal studies, tropical vegetation studies, and remote sensing data processing techniques.