Science at Work: Flood Monitoring

Natural Resources Canada is the federal centre of expertise for "remote sensing" – the science of using technologies such as satellite imagery and aerial photographs to detect information on objects on earth. Our scientists use remote sensing information for a variety of reasons that you might expect, like map making, environmental monitoring, and assisting with the development of natural resources. But remote sensing can also be a valuable tool in emergency situations, such as a major flood.

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