Ocean remote sensing for sustainable resources

Authors: Levy G., Vignudelli S., Gower J.
Journal: International Journal of Remote Sensing
DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2016.1175804
This is a special issue featuring a selection of research papers presented at the 12th Biennial Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC) in November 2014. Since its establishment in 1990 as the Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference, PORSEC has rapidly gained global status as one of the most prestigious oceanic remote-sensing conferences in the world, with a scope covering all world oceans. Primarily through volunteer efforts, with some support from the host countries and national and international agencies that share its principles, the PORSEC association has been holding biennial
scientific meetings since 1992 in different locations around the Pacific Rim and Indian Ocean. The goal of the meetings and the associated training courses is to further the understanding of the Earth’s environmental processes, and to assist in training, education and capacity building in the host country. Conferences take advantage of the unique perspective provided by satellite remote-sensing technology, while striving to protect the ocean and atmosphere and promote sustainable use and development of oceanic and coastal resources. PORSEC 2014 and the preceding tutorial course were held in
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Indonesian National University of Udayana, together with the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, with in-kind and financial support from international space science and research agencies, and financial support from the US Office of Naval Research. The conference reviewed and discussed the state of ocean remote sensing with emphasis on topics and areas of interest to Indonesia in 98 oral and 18 poster presentations during 4–7 November 2014 (Tanaka et al.2015). The 11 research papers in this issue cover a broad range of problems in
satellite observations of the ocean, atmosphere and coastal and inland waters. They are broadly grouped in two main categories: Processing and Exploitation, and are briefly reviewed in the following subsections.

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