Remote sensing and core data needed to support planning and policy decision making

Foresman, Timothy W., Estes, John E., Garegnani, Jerry J., & Porter, Dana L. (1996) Remote sensing and core data needed to support planning and policy decision making. In IGARSS '96. 'Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future.', International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1996, IEEE, Lincoln, NE, pp. 2243-2245.

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A variety of sustainable development research efforts and related activities are attempting to reconcile the issues of conserving our natural resources without limiting economic motivation while also improving our social equity and quality of life. Land use/land cover change, occurring on a global scale, is an aggregate of local land use decisions and profoundly impacts our environment. It is therefore the local decision making process that should be the eventual target of many of the ongoing data collection and research efforts which strive toward supporting a sustainable future. Satellite imagery data is a primary source of data upon which to build a core data set for use by researchers in analyzing this global change. A process is necessary to link global change research, utilizing satellite imagery, to the local land use decision making process. One example of this is the NASA-sponsored Regional Data Center (RDC) prototype. The RDC approach is an attempt to integrate science and technology at the community level. The anticipated result of this complex interaction between research and the decision making communities will be realized in the form of long-term benefits to the public.

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ID Code: 69733
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Conservation, Decision making, Decision support systems, Environmental engineering, Environmental impact, Environmental protection, Land use, Natural resources, Planning, Satellites, Core data set, Global change, Land cover, Policy decision making, Satellite imagery data, Sustainable development, Remote sensing
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516949
ISBN: 0780330684
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 IEEE
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2014 22:29
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 22:31

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