Geographic Information Science and Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been a pioneer in the research, development, and applications of geographic information and analysis systems.   We focus on population and social dynamics, geographic data science, and scalable/high performance geocomputation to develop multidisciplinary and novel solutions for energy, environment, and national and homeland security missions, from local to global scales.

Research Highlights

High-resolution modeling assesses impact of cities on river ecosystems

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2017 – New mapping methods developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help urban planners minimize the environmental impacts of cities’ water and energy demands on surrounding stream ecologies.

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