The CTP Program is an innovative approach to creating partnerships between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and participating NFIP communities, regional agencies, state agencies, tribes and universities that have the interest and capability to become more active participants in the FEMA flood hazard mapping program. The Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico has been the New Mexico Region VI Cooperating Technical Partner since 2013.

EDAC, in cooperation and partnership with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and FEMA Region VI to identify and execute hazard related projects in New Mexico.

The Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) was established at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1964 to transfer NASA space-based technology to the private and public sectors. Since 1964, EDAC has expanded its services from a library clearinghouse to include remote sensing, image processing, GIS, GPS, and information technologies.

The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) leads the State’s response to emergencies and disasters while providing for the safety and welfare of its citizens.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI (FEMA) oversees the federal emergency management for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 68 federally recognized Tribal Nations.