New publication on using space images by governmental and local authorities

New publication on using space images by governmental and local authorities

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Russia, 25 November 2006 – By the request of ScanEx R&D Center, the Irkutsk East Siberian R&D Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources has developed and published a reference manual on using space images for the governmental and local authorities.

Data received from space is being used wider from year to year in day-to-day practice of the governmental and local authorities. Nowadays the main sources of regular digital imagery of middle and high resolution (Spot-2/4, IRS-1C/1D, IRS-P6, IRS-P5, RADARSAT-1, ENVISAT, EROS-À, EROS-B and others) are available to the customers in the best cost-efficient and operational mode of direct image reception on the territory of Russia.

This opens new possibilities to resolve tasks of environmental monitoring and control. At the same time until recently there was no analysis of regulatory structure whatsoever in terms of space data use possibilities for territorial management in Russia.

A new reference manual entitled “Responsibilities of the governmental and local authorities for monitoring, control and development of environmental management, supported by space images” is to be used during the creation of regional and industrial programs of environmental management space monitoring.

The reference manual contains characteristics of modern remote sensing systems, as well as the analysis results of federal laws and of governmental resolutions of the Russian Federation (as of April 1, 2006) with respect to relevant powers of governmental and local authorities, as well as documents containing requirements to use RS data in exercising these authorities.

The authors of the reference manual are the specialists from the East Siberian R&D Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources. The 50-page brochure with color space images is distributed via the Information Technology Development Center. For more details contact at the following phone number: (495) 246-25-93, e-mail: [email protected]