UB Geography is home to the CUSTAC center and NCGIA
UB’s Canada-United States Trade Center (CUSTAC) has been
in continuous operation since 1989, and has a mission to conduct
applied and policy-oriented research on the evolving nature of
Canada-US commercial relations with respect to trade, capital
investment, border management, and regulatory conditions. CUSTAC is
located in the Department of Geography.
The University at Buffalo has been prominent in GI Science
research and training since the mid-1970s, and is home to one of
the three sites of the National Center for Geographic Information
and Analysis (NCGIA). The NCGIA is an independent research
consortium whose primary mandate is to conduct basic research in
geographic information science and its related technology.