Inland Waters Remote Sensing Laboratory
The advent of spatial technology advances such as satellite remote sensing (RS), geographic information system (GIS) digital mapping and spatial analysis, and global positioning system (GPS) instrumentation has provided new "high tech" tools to better study, analyze and understand the complicated processes that impact surface water quality. Programs such as the NSF funded LAKEWATCH, as well as ongoing collaborations with faculty and researchers in our Center for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space as well as the UNH Space Grant program allow for combining our water and watershed field site data sets with digital aerial photography, satellite images and a full suite of GIS data layers. The results should allow for better statewide assessments and a fuller understanding of how our activities within our watersheds affect water quality, quantity and habitat conditions. Contact Shane Bradt for more information.


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