CBRSP was originally supported to initiate remote sensing of ocean color on Chesapeake Bay by Maryland Sea Grant College of the University of Maryland, NOAA CoastWatch, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Other sponsors of CBRSP include NASA Ocean Biogeochemistry, NSF Land Margin Ecosystem Research (LMER), NOAA Coastal Ocean Program, Maryland Sea Grant College, EPA/NASA CISNet, NASA SIMBIOS, and EPA/NASA EaGLES. We are grateful to all of our sponsors for making the development and continuation of CBRSP possible. We specifically thank: Lowell Bahner, Sue Banahan, Bess Gillelan, Kent Hughes, Marcia Olson, and Judith Freeman of NOAA for many years of help and support; Chris D’Elia of Maryland Sea Grant who made CBRSP an important scientific program in Sea Grant; Tom Malone of Horn Point Laboratory who was a stalwart supporter of developing long-term data sets in estuarine and coastal systems; Don Boesch of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science who has been an effective spokesman for the expanded uses of data and information we develop; Wayne Esaias, Chuck McClain, Sean Bailey, Jeremy Werdell, Gene Feldman, and others at Goddard Space Flight Center without whom there would be no program; Eric Itsweire at NSF who helped start CBRSP in 1988 and is responsible for much of its success; LMER TIES colleagues - Bill Boicourt, Walt Boynton, Steve Brandt, Ed Houde, Mike Kemp, Mike Roman; and CISNet - Bill Boicourt, Jeff Cornwell, Tom Malone, and Court Stevenson; students and faculty research assistants who have participated on cruises in support of our flights. Thanks to the many operators, pilots and friends spanning 24 years of aircraft remote sensing, including Larry Donaldson at Lee Airport for his tireless efforts to keep N2055M in excellent flying condition, and his help loading gear and attending to various problems, and especially the late Sam White, pilot and friend, whose dedication to this program and belief in our goals literally got us off the ground in the De Havilland “Beaver” for many years.