The term "remote sensing" refers to the science of deriving information about the earth's land and oceans from images acquired at a distance, e.g., satellite imaging and aerial photography. Scientists also use data recorded from acoustic and optical sensors to find fish and data from "smart" tags to track animals at sea and to remotely sense characteristics of the waters in which they travel. Researchers from all divisions at SWFSC are involved in acquiring or using remotely sensed data to investigate essential habitat and to determine the distribution and abundance of species in habitats that are difficult to access with traditional survey methods. Please also see entries under "Acoustics", "Optics", and "Tagging and Tracking".
Environmental Research Division
Fisheries Research Division
Fisheries Ecology Division
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division