Remote sensing project to track and predict climate change

Picture: Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Remote sensing can be a valuable tool in tracking and monitoring the international impact of climate change. The University of Maryland and Beijing Normal University are partnering up in a new research project to develop practical and predictive tools concerning land use and land change as well as agricultural monitoring from space. Remote sensing databases will be coupled with predicitive modeling techniques for enhanced planning for climate change.  The research will be conducted by the newly created Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science - an important initiative for adressing this global issue, as Wallance Loh, President of the University of Maryland, states: "International cooperation is the path forward on global-scale challenges such as climate change."