Remote Sensing and the Coastal Management in Brazil

by Luiz Henrique Aguiar de Azevedo, Rio de Janeiro State Univ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


This paper intends to demonstrate the possibility of employing remote sensing techniques in the Brazilian Coastal Management Program (Programa Brasileiro de Gerenciamento Costeiro). It aims to show how beneficial these techniques can be for the development of the program. The program relies on imagery obtained with the aid of satellites of the LANDSAT and SPOT series, Soviet satellites of the COSMOS series, and Caravelle aircraft using side-looking radar, multispectral cameras and altimetric radar.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Sensors and sensing | Developing countries | Aerial photography | Radar | Aircraft and spacecraft | Cameras | Aerial surveys | Brazil | South America

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