It is hard to find areas of human activity and development that have not contributed to remote sensing. Natural, physical and social activities find in remote sensing a common ground for interaction and development. From the end-user point of view, Earth science, geography, planning, resource management, public policy design, environmental studies, and health, are some of the areas whose recent development has been triggered and motivated by remote sensing. From the technological point of view, remote sensing would not be possible without the advancement of basic as well as applied research in areas like physics, space technology, telecommunications, computer science and engineering.

Remote sensing consists of collecting data from an object or phenomenon without making physical contact. In practice, most of the time we refer to satellite or aircraft-mounted sensors that use some sort of electromagnetic radiation to gather geospatial information from land, oceans and atmosphere with increasingly high spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. Space agencies in charge of collecting remotely sensed data have shown a notorious interest in making these data available for research and social development. The confluence of remote sensing technology with other sciences has resulted in an exponential growth of knowledge, technology development and assessment of all kind of physical and natural phenomena, as well as human activities that share a common ground: geospatial information. (Ramirez,E.B.,2012, Remote Sensing Applications)

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[one_third] [iconbox iconpos=”left” icon=”arrow-right” with_circle=”0″ title=”TERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS” link=”” img=””] Terrestrial applications of remote sensing involve mapping, change detection, monitoring, modeling, and other observations on the land use due to human activities and land cover based on what naturally exist on the earth’s surface at many scales.[/iconbox] [/one_third]

[one_third] [iconbox iconpos=”left” icon=”arrow-right” with_circle=”0″ title=”ATMOSPHERIC APPLICATIONS” link=”” img=””] Atmospheric applications include  weather forecast, global climate change monitoring, natural disaster monitoring.[/iconbox] [/one_third]

[one_third] [iconbox iconpos=”left” icon=”arrow-right” with_circle=”0″ title=”MARINE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS” link=”” img=””] Marine reasearch applications in remote sensing covers mainly the following topics:

  • Detection of marine and fisheries resources,
  • Determination of shoreline
  • Monitoring the sea ecosystem[/iconbox] [/one_third]

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