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Abstract

The availability of second generation earth observation satellites (LANDSAT-D' THEMATIC Mapper, SPOT) will provide to the European and Developing Countries new possibilities for the monitoring of their natural resources. At the same time, remote sensing is becoming a commercial technology (SPOT-IMAGE, U.S. TENTATIVES). For new sensors, two tendencies appear: automatic satellites totally or partially dedicated to experimental sensor (SAR on ERS-1) or manned experiments carried on by the Shuttle (MOS, ERS-1 SAR) is another matter of reflexion. Where are the great potential customers for remote sensing in the 1990's and what could be the alternatives for an efficient use of the future satellites? What are the limitations and constraints that European and Developing Countries will have to solve before an operational use of the remote sensing technology?

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Authors: FRAYSSE G JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EARSEL - 8TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY & SYMPOSIUM "INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES IN REMOTE SENSING", GUILDFORD (UK), APRIL 8-11, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31444 ORA
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