Technical report

Utilisation of remote sensing in the South Pacific

Date released
31 December 1991
Publication Code

D van Claasen


Remote sensing is the interpretation of aerial photographs and electronic multispectral scanner (MSS) images in order to acquire information about the quantity, quality and distribution of terrestrial and marine resources. Pacific island surveying and mapping agencies recognises that aerial photography and satellite imagery offer more cost-effective delivery of up-to-date information. This report is of a consultancy on remote sensing from November 1990 to March 1991, by a mission which visited the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australian national and regional agencies, institutions and other centres. It is the final report to ACIAR on the use of remote sensing in the South Pacific.