Earth observing satellites in service to monitor our environment© EUMETSAT (2005)
Earth Observation for Africa, with Africa
The latest satellite technologies offer a vital tool in the battle to eliminate illegal logging from Africa, while at the same time helping to ensure food security and sustainable development and improve international disaster relief efforts across the continent, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) was told today.
The JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) and Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) have for several years been engaged in researching into advanced techniques for extracting and analyzing information from satellite sensors. And advances made with regard to these techniques, are being applied today by the JRC to serve a number of EU policies concerned with sustainable development and global security.