Satellites – a reliable source for Earth observation
How is the ozone layer changing? What is the distribution of trace gases in Earth's atmosphere? How are forests, coastlines, landmasses and polar regions changing on a global scale? In what way can Earth observation satellites assist with the reaction to natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Nepal, and how does their data benefit geology, agriculture, urbanisation, health and energy management? What techniques are available to process the ever-increasing volume of data?
These are the key topics at the 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE), which opened in Berlin on 11 May 2015.
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