26 April 2013
Aus investment in Earth Observation satellites
Flood monitoring, ship detection over wide areas of ocean, and natural resource management can all be better managed for Australia through SAR satellites. SAR, or Synthetic Aperture Radar, satellites observe the earth using radar, and can be more useful in these applications than traditional satellite imagery, such as that seen on Google Earth.
Two reports on Australia’s use and investment in SAR satellites have been released, which have also influenced the new Australian Space Utilisation Policy released earlier in the month.
Find the reports and the policy on the Radar Research Facility page.