Land, water and natural systems are being impacted by unsustainable
human demands. Evidence is mounting that competition for natural resources worldwide is resulting in both economic and ecological
challenges. A transformative shift in how we monitor, manage,
conserve and restore our natural resources is essential and will
require novel earth-monitoring technologies and big-data applications to solve major environmental problems.
The Institute of Computational Ecology (ICE)
applications-driven, bringing together an entrepreneurial and
interdisciplinary faculty with an applied focus to develop, pilot and
package innovative solutions for watershed ecology, green
infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure, ecological restoration and
sustainable natural resources. Major programs of the Institute of Computational Ecology include
the Intelligent River® Research Enterprise and the Center for Watershed Excellence.