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Adequate tools are needed to study the environmental pressure imposed on the coastal regions of the Mediterranean by the conflicting needs of protecting their ecological balance and exploiting their natural resources. Modern techniques of environmental assessment use integrated observation systems. This paper describes the use of remote sensors, in particular optical sensors, to provide information on physical, geo-chemical and biological processes of the coastal area. Selected applications of optical observation techniques in the Mediterranean region, conducted in the framework of the OCEAN (Ocean Colour European Archive Network) project, provide examples of the remote sensing potential in the field of integrated coastal/marine environmental management.

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Authors: BARALE V, JRC Ispra (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1993 MED COAST, Antalya (TR), November 2-5, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37952 ORA
Record Number: 199410069 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en