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TitleTechnology Transfer - A Canadian Experience
 
AuthorEpp, H; Whiting, J
SourceInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '89/12th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Proceedings, Vancouver, B.C., July 10-14; 1989 p. 2554-2557
Year1989
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20040796
Alt SeriesRESORS 1072654
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
Abstract

From September 1984 to July 1987, the Saskatchewan Research Council in collaboration with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, introduced remote sensing technology for resource management to potential users within the province of Saskatchewan. The program was established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Saskatchewan and the Canada Centre for Remote sensing (CCRS), Energy, Mines and Resources.

Under the Saskatchewan Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) ten demonstration projects were undertaken in consultation with CCRS and Saskatchewan provincial departments and agencies. Each was designed to demonstrate the capabilities of remote sensing techniques to address a specific problem of interest to that organization. The objective was to determine whether remotely sensed data could be used operationally to provide more comprehensive, timely and/or less costly information than did traditional methods.

The average mapping accuracy for the ten projects was 88% with benefit/cost ranging from 5 to 400. An average of 160 learning hours were required by each agency to adequately operate the equipment. Projects took approximately 40 hours to complete with an equivalent amount of time for ground verification of the results. The average cost was $5,500 per project. Over the three year period, some 8,000 hours of computer time were consumed.

The remote sensing technology transfer provided benefits to the agencies taking part in advancing their data collection and analysis procedures and making many aware of the additional data bases available to them to be exploited.

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