Using the Earth's resources

Mapping of geological features makes it possible to improve safety and realize major savings. Using data obtained by satellites, experts are able to detect faults, folds and other information critical in the search and distribution of groundwater.

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Using the Earth's resources - Canada has the largest national parks system in the world - 42 national parks.

Source: Canadian Space Agency

Information captured from space can be used to locate oil, gas and mineral deposits, in order to better direct the development of these resources.

The information improves the management of our geological resources, but also facilitates the detection of suitable below-ground sites for disposal of hazardous wastes.

Overview of the main RADARSAT-1 Earth observation data applications
Overview of the main RADARSAT-2 Earth observation data applications

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