Mapping and monitoring with marine remote sensing data and images: Online toolkit shows promise

One of the most frequent comments made by scientists/technicians/managers in our focus groups and surveys has been the need to develop tools that can help make research information/data easier to visualize or to understand and more applicable to their own region.

The Marine Remote Sensing Toolkit, developed by the Biophysical Remote Sensing group at the University of Queensland in Australia, is a free online program that lets you use remote sensing images (such as from satellites or aircraft) to map and monitor local or regional environmental features or processes. Possible changes in these environments over time can also be analyzed using this toolkit. Users should be aware that the toolkit is an on-going project that is updated on occasion to enhance its features and help users with their analyses.

For more information, please contact:

Stuart Phinn (, 61-7-33656526)

Chris Roelfsema (, 61-7-33656977)

Centre for Spatial Environmental Research (Biophysical remote Sensing Group)
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management
University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Queensland, 4072

Contributed by: J. Seda

Posted in: Newsworthy

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