Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory

The Santee Cooper Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (SCGIS) is a center for excellence in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing at the College of Charleston and has been in operation since 1997.

The Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory is available to members of the College community. The laboratory supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty teaching and research at the college. The laboratory currently supports the activities of more than 25 affiliated faculty researchers and over 35 student researchers. Each semester, courses are offered in GIS and remote sensing for geologic, geophysical, or environmental modeling at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This laboratory directly trained and educated over 120 students this past year.

Undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS and Remote Sensing have been taught to a broad range of students in Geology, Biology, Marine Biology, Geography, Public Administration, Archeology, Architecture, Community Planning, Business, Policy, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Geo-Informatics and more. In addition, presentations for other undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses have also been hosted in the “smart lab” as well as a variety of Master’s Thesis and Internship defenses for the University of Charleston’s Masters of Environmental and Sustainability Studies (EVSS) program.