Centers, Institutes & Consortia


Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

Embry-Riddle is a founding member of a multi-university coalition comprised of 21 research universities, the ASSURE Coalition. ASSURE was designated as the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in May 2015.


The Robertson Safety Institute

As a professional development, outreach and consulting organization, the Robertson Safety Institute offers opportunities for advanced professional training, consulting on safety projects with corporate partners and applied research activities.


Eagle Flight Research Center

Established in 1998, the EFRC is helping to shape the future of human mobility, including clean, quiet flight, through research focused on four key areas: propulsion, unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), manned flight control and the certification of new technologies.


FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance

This consortium of 25 universities and nearly 40 industry partners is helping the FAA revolutionize technical training practices and human performance for its workforce. Known as “SOAR,” it is led by Embry-Riddle and the University of Oklahoma.


Center for Space and Atmospheric Research

CSAR investigates the terrestrial upper atmosphere and near-space environment.
Its members conduct federally funded research to better understand atmospheric dynamics,
using modeling as well as advanced instrumentation.


Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering Center

CyBASE leverages academic, industry and government expertise to provide cybersecurity solutions for aerospace, aviation and other enterprises. It investigates high-assurance systems in aviation and aerospace, with an emphasis on cybersecurity.

Center for Wildlife and Aviation 

This center collects, maintains and disseminates relevant bird strike data and bird strike research; promotes wildlife mitigation training, policies and plans; and bridges the gap between the scientific and community and stakeholders.


Next Generation Air Transportation Safety Facility

NextGen is an FAA initiative in which government, industry and academia work together to transform and modernize the nation’s national airspace, shifting from ground-based radar to satellite-based technology. The FAA has contracted Embry-Riddle to conduct national and international airspace research and operate its Florida NextGen Test Bed facility in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Oak Ridge Associated Universities

ORAU, a 121-member university consortium including Embry-Riddle, brings together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep the United States at the leading edge of science and technology.


Southeast Association for Research in Astronomy

Led by Embry-Riddle, this 14-university consortium operates 1-meter class telescopes for astronomical research and education at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile and the Roche de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Islands off the North African coast.


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research 

A nonprofit consortium of more than 100 North American member colleges and universities, UCAR focuses on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University leads the world in aviation and aerospace education. With its focus on applied research, the University engages in extensive research and consulting, working with private and public organizations to further the technology and systems necessary to aviation, aerospace, and related industries. With residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona — plus worldwide instruction at more than 130 locations in the United States and Europe — Embry-Riddle’s research capability is unsurpassed in the field of aerospace.