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New publication highlights coastal uses for remote sensing

Charleston,SC A new publication about remote sensing features the many ways state coastal resource management programs use remote sensing. Produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, Coastal Remote Sensing includes basic information about remote sensing and examples of how several state coastal resources agencies have used the technology. Organized into five main categories—coastal development, habitat, water quality, living resources, and waterways—the examples also include a number of illustrations and satellite images. The 70-page publication also includes testimonials from various coastal managers about the benefits of using remote sensing in the coastal management community. Coastal Remote Sensing gives those coastal managers not very familiar with remote sensing a broad view of the technology and its applications, notes Margaret Davidson, director of the NOAA Coastal Services Center. We’re hoping it will help them find ways to use it to benefit their own projects and programs. Coastal Remote Sensing is available for free through the NOAA Coastal Services Center at [email protected]

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