Talk in CICAT: “A view from space”

This Saturday June 25th at 16:00 pm in the main auditorium of the Interactive Museum CICAT, there will be held the fourth of a series of talk organized by CEFOP, entitled “A view from space”.

In this occasion, the researcher of the Optical Instrumentation and Teledetection Technologies Division, Oscar Salas, will explain the relevance of satellite images and its uses.

Title: “A view from space”

Speaker: Oscar Salas, a researcher of the Optical Instrumentation and Teledetection Technologies Division.

Abstract: Satellite remote sensing is a method of observation that allows detailed imaging of large tracts of land and oceans. This technology optimizes the management of natural resources, land use and environmental protection, because it gives the inside information that only can be access from space.

For example, in Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratory of CEFOP, through satellite image processing, researchers are correlating the sea surface temperature with the appearance of vibrio parahaemolyticus on the coast of the region.

Moreover, since the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in southern Chile, daily images have been processed in the visible and thermal channels, obtained from the NOAA satellite series, allowing tracking the progress of volcanic ash and its height.

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