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TitleTechnological feasibility to mobilization for operations: the NOAA crop monitoring case
AuthorProut, N; Sutton, J; Wessels, G J; Manore, M J; Brown, R J
Source10th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing/10e Symposium canadien sur la télédétection; vol. 2, 1986 p. 787-796
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20041791
Meeting10th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing - 10e Symposium canadien sur la télédétection; Edmonton, Alberta; CA; May 5-8, 1986
AbstractA great effort has gone into developing applications of remotely sensed data; however, only some of these which are technically feasible, have also become operationally or economically feasible. Years of background research have been carried out in Canada and the United States on the processing and analysis of NOAA AVHRR data leading toward potential operational use in crop monitoring for domestic and international yield forecasting. Government remote sensing and agricultural agencies and industry have all been involved in the development process. Currently a co-operative program sponsored by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, the Canadian Wheat Board and Agriculture Canada is being conducted by Intera Technologies Ltd. To move technology from the research stage to design, develop, mobilize, demonstrate, and evaluate the feasibility of processing application of NOAA image products for an operational context.
This paper discusses the need for such a program as an essential part of the technology transfer process. The discussion includes the impact and relevance of operational feasibility in the context of this technology and its routine application in crop monitoring programs. The parameters include products, timeliness, cost and value.

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