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The Sea from Space—Applying Remote Sensing to Societal Needs

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The use of satellite-based remote sensing systems for observing marine environments is presented. Satellite observations of the marine environment, including weather, support efforts in economic development, national defense, resource management, and policy making, and contribute to the comfort, health, and safety of the public. Several emerging uses of remote sensing, with applications beyond the scope of conventional marine environmental monitoring, are presented, including: maritime surveillance, international treaty enforcement, oil prospecting, and siting of offshore wind farms. As a tool, satellite remote sensing has great potential to contribute to the development of sound marine policy and informed decision making.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2007

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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