The Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP) at the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources

The Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP) was established in 1996 to address the need for the development, analysis, and delivery, of geospatial and remotely sensed data.

MoRAP has a lengthy history of collaborating with state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit conservation organizations and regional partners, to develop and deliver high-quality information for planning and decision making purposes using the latest data sources and geospatial modeling approaches.

To date, MoRAP has completed over 100 projects in collaboration with its partners.

MoRAP staff skillsets and experiences include:

  • remote sensing
  • natural resource planning
  • spatial analysis
  • terrestrial ecology / vegetation mapping
  • hydrological modeling
  • landscape modeling (including LiDAR)
  • climate data analysis
  • landcover classification (including object-based)
  • suitability analysis


Michael Sunde, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
MoRAP Director
MU Extension Natural Resources Specialist
(573) 882-7552
333 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Columbia, MO 65211