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) is 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.