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This report presents the achievements of the Institute for Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) of the Joint Research Centre of the Commission of the European Communities for 1990. IRSA, based at Ispra, was created in November 1988. The Institute was set a number of objectives: (i) to evaluate and demonstrate possible applications of remote sensing in support of the sectorial policies of the CEC in areas such as: - Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) (agricultural statistics, land use), - environmental policy (land and sea protection), - development (food resources and environmental protection in developing countries), - fisheries (resources evaluation and conservation), and - regional aid; (ii) to undertake research on advanced methods for the interpretation and utilisation of satellite data including their integration with geographical data; (iii) to help to stimulate the scientific community in the use of European satellites such as ERS-1, SPOT and the Polar Orbiting Platforms, this work being complementary to that of the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Authors: JRC, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14260 EN (1992) 86 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Public Relations Office, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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