Cultural Site Research and Management Foundation

Who are we?

CSRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2010. Doug Comer, Ph.D., our president, is an archaeologist with decades of experience in heritage management. Jake Comer, vice-president, leads our statistical analysis and algorithm development. Ioana Dumitru specializes in GIS.

What do we do? 

We develop and apply technologies to address the growing need for cost-effective and timely solutions to cultural and natural resource protection. We specialize in building protected area stewards’ and stakeholder communities’ capacities to use computational, remote sensing, digital recording, and geospatial technologies for research, management, and sustainable development of living landscapes.

Who do we work with?

We collaborate with leading research institutions, including NASA, The Johns Hopkins University, the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), and the University of Guam. We’re supported by organizations and programs such as the National Science Foundation, the NASA Research Opportunities in Solid Earth Science Program, the DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development and Legacy programs, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. We also work with government agencies, such as Peru’s Ministry of Culture and Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums. We’ve applied our expertise in cutting-edge technologies and heritage management from the Pacific Islands to Africa to South America.

How can you contact us?

Our offices are at 2113 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Feel free to call us at +1 (410) 244-6320, or email Dr. Comer at