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Use of Remote Sensing for Decision Support in AfricaOver the past 30 years, the scientific community has learned a great deal about the Earth as an integrated system. Much of this research has been enabled by the development of remote sensing technologies and their operation from space. Decision makers in many nations have begun to make use of remote sensing data for resource management, policy making, and sustainable development planning. This paper makes an attempt to provide a survey of the current state of the requirements and use of remote sensing for sustainable development in Africa. This activity has shown that there are not many climate data ready decision support tools already functioning in Africa. There are, however, endusers with known requirements who could benefit from remote sensing data.
Document ID
20080044885
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Policelli, Frederick S. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 17, 2007
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
SPIE Europe Remote Sensing(Florence)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.