CRISP conducts research in the processing, analysis and applications of satellite remote sensing data. The initial focus of CRISP's research was on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing, including interferometric SAR processing.
The research focus was then extended to the applications of SAR and optical data in ocean and coastal studies, and tropical vegetation studies. CRISP has also undertaken projects in environmental monitoring, such as the daily monitoring of the regional land/forest fires and monitoring of ocean oil pollution.
Currently, CRISP's research is focused on the processing and applications of very high spatial resolution imagery, hyperspectral data, and multiple polarizations SAR in order to keep pace with the recent rapid developments in remote sensing technology.
CRISP has been active in forging strong linkages with the international remote sensing research community. Scientists from CRISP are principal investigators of projects funded by the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan. CRISP's scientists also participate as principal investigators in the NASA's EO-1 science team, and the ENVISAT projects of the European Space Agency (ESA).
CRISP also conducts joint research projects with many renowned international research institutes.
The earlier research projects of CRISP include: