ODI is involved in two Electromagnetic spectrum projects at NRAO, The National Radio Dynamic Zone (NRDZ) and SpectrumX.
One of the goals of these projects is to increase public awareness of this limited resource. The EM spectrum is used for a multitude of activities including:
The increasing pressure on this resource means that people need to support efforts of spectrum experts to manage this resource in an equitable manner.
The second goal of these projects is to make people aware of the career paths associated with the EM spectrum. As the use of the EM spectrum grows so do the job opportunities. The curriculum developed for these projects endeavors to introduce students to potential careers within the EM spectrum.