The major thrusts of investigations of the use of space data for understanding our Earth continue to focus on the land and near-shore environments. This is expectable; people live on the land, draw most of their resources from the land or near-shore areas, and in these areas environmental degradation or improvement are most clearly observable.
An exception to this focus of investigation was the launch of Seasat, a satellite dedicated to marine investigations. Seasat was short lived but the data produced strongly supported the use of imaging radar for land investigation, and, although studies are incomplete, suggest eventual benefits for the navigator, searchers for marine resources, and mariners--provided that the data and/or interpretations can be available to the marine users shortly after collection. In this regard, the positive steps now being taken in Southeast Asia to establish reception, processing, and interpretation centers are a major development.
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Progress in remote sensing as it applies to missions of Committee for Coordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in Asian Offshore Areas|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|
|Description||i, 44 p.|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|