The grant program will provide software, data, and training for detecting and analyzing land-cover change through the combined use of geographic information system (GIS), image processing, and remote-sensing technologies.
The aim of the program is to foster innovative approaches that solve natural resource management problems. A total of 20 grants will be awarded, valued at $100,000 each and includes:
- Esri GIS software and training
- PCI Geomatics imagery processing and analysis software and training
- MDA RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery
- RapidEye 5-meter multispectral imagery
Applications for the Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program will be accepted beginning in September 2012 and ending November 16, 2012. Additional information can be found at http://www.esri.com/grants/image-grant-program/.
RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day, and has amassed over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies.
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