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The programme of the 9th EARSel Symposium, held in Finland in July 1989, emphasised two topics: European satellite remote sensing programmes and the potential of remote sensing techniques for monitoring environmental problems. A plenary session on the ESA ERS-1 summarised the preparatory work for the satellite, to be launched in 1990. The session included presentations on both technical aspects and applications. Although the ERS-1 is primarily designed to monitor oceans and coastal areas, the Announcement of Opportunity resulted in widening the scope to land applications as well. The environmental monitoring aspects were discussed in several workshops. The topics included pollution of land and water, protected landscapes, forests, and the global change. Information on environmental problems can be obtained rapidly by satellite remote sensing - providing that interpretation of data can be done reliably. Further development of interpretation techniques is needed. The technical papers presented in the plenary session, the workshops and the poster session are published in a single volume.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12827 EN (1990) 546 pp., MF, ECU 24, blow-up copy ECU 68.50
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Record Number: 199011092 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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