Earth Observation using Remote Sensing Techniques

We use remote sensing techniques for Earth observation (EO) – collecting information about Earth’s physical, chemical, and/or biological systems without coming into physical contact with the object we are observing. Remote sensing and EO techniques evolved from examining aerial photographs in the 1950s to evaluating satellite imagery in near–real-time today. Our experts use satellite imagery for detecting changes to the land surface over time, assessing mineral resource potential, and evaluating air quality. Our work detecting land changes over time helps us monitor reclamation efforts and spill contaminations, reducing some risks Alberta faces when managing natural resources and protecting the environment.


Map showing land classification in the Fox Creek area, Alberta.


Related Publications

View our publications related to remote sensing.