A) Remote sensing the technology
The Website narrates about Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the remote sensing project which is a part of US Geological Survey project. UAS applies such modern technologies as drones and small high-technological hovers for monitoring conditions of environment and landscape change rates, which is necessary in getting responses to natural hazards, recognition of the benefits and consequences of land and climate change. These technologies applied also “conduct wildlife inventories and support related land management missions” (USGS, “National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office”).
B) Remote sensing for oil spill detection and response http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/special/0199/pdfs/engelhardt1.pdf
Australian Maritime Safety Authority widely uses airborne remote sensing technologies for detecting oil spills on the sea surface. This technology is rather useful for marine life and preservation of the environment. It is a well-known fact that marine wildlife losses are widely associated with discharges of oil which happen by accident. In Norway, for example, satellite technologies for searching oil spills on the sea surface have been widely used since 1991, when ERS-1 satellite was launched for this purpose. There are many other technologically profound satellites which monitor the surface of seas and oceans in searches of split oil. Among them are Radarsat, ERS-2, JERS-1 (Engelhardt 105).
C) Soil Moisture Active Passive NASA program http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/
SMAP or Soil Moisture Active Passive is an observatory at the Earth`s orbit that measures the volume of water in the top 5 cm of soil in all regions of our planet. It is going to be launched in less than a year, what can be judged from the timer present at the starting page of the Website. With the help of this space observatory NASA is going to get real-time data about conditions of topsoil layer all over our planet. Successful application of the data received will positively influence future agriculture of the mankind, as well as its future in general.
2) Remote sensing research and application in STEM
A) Remote Sensing Tool https://sites.google.com/site/remotesensingtool/home
Remote Sensing Tool is a perfect online resource for all those engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, both students and teachers. With the help of this website users obtain and manipulate satellite data. With the help of it users can find satellite images, set the time and place and find images that show land or water changes, natural hazards. The Website has dozens of links on external Internet resources, including Earthcam, EarthEngine, NASA NEWS, Earthnow, The Earth Observatory, and See Earth's artificial satellites.
B) ArcGIS http://www.arcgis.com/features/
ArcGIS is a perfect Website for those engaged in STEM. It is designed to create maps, the data for which is received with the help of remote sensing equipment. Completed with a perfect visualization, ArcGIS maps are a smart tool for those planning to analyze and deepen their knowledge in remote sensing when being enrolled in STEM sciences. Maps combining data about landscapes and the climate, people, transportation and businesses allow to better understand the status of things in any region of the world. To sum it up, ArcGIS Web service is for those people aiming to succeed in STEM sciences which deal with topics related to remote sensing.
C) NOAA VIEW Explorer http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov
NOAA VIEW Explorer is another required tool for students learning STEM sciences and people working in any of these spheres. NOAA has a vast archive that provides a user with enormous quantity of data variables received through remote sensing. This Web tool will help students to understand the Planet Earth and tends to improve life of the mankind providing that knowledge received after examining this resource is successfully applied into practice. This Website has a constantly renewed geospatial data which are of necessity for successful examination of natural phenomena and weather changes on our planet.
Remote sensing education and training in the sciences, engineering, environment, transportation and urban planning
ASPRS. “Career Brochure”. http://www.asprs.org/a/career/
This page is a career brochure for an engineer or a scientist interested in remote sensing education. It is a Web page by ASPRS, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society. It provides basic understanding to the person what remote sensing is and how a person can easily be taught skills necessary for remote sensing or how he can shift to this sphere from his current occupation.
International Center for Remote Sensing Education http://rscc.umn.edu/rscc/icrsed.html
The main goal of this Website is to share information available on it about remote sensing to as many people as possible with the aim of education. Moderators of the Website have been consolidating information received in the course of remote sensing activity. This higher goal of this project is achieving well-being of the mankind which is possible by educating more and more people of remote sensing technologies. This Website includes lectures from a couple of dozens of universities all over the worlds which are available online for learning.
Tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geomatics/satellite-imagery-air-photos/satellite-imagery-products/educational-resources/9309
The Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation developed this online course, having completed which a person will have basic deep knowledge about remote sensing of the surface of our planet. This basic course includes most important information a person needs to know before getting to study remote sensing more profoundly. This education material can be accessed online and touches upon such academic disciplines as environmental sciences, physics, math, computer sciences and geography.
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NASA. Soil Moisture Active Passive NASA program. N.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/
NOAA VIEW. N.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. <http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov>
Remote Sensing Tool. sites.google.com. N.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2016. < https://sites.google.com/site/remotesensingtool/home>
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USGS. “National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office”. uas.usgs.gov. N.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2016. < http://uas.usgs.gov/>