This report was made to bring awareness to the uses and usefulness of remote sensing to track the resources within the Brazilian Amazon.
Through the use of satellites and aircraft’s, remote sensing is a means of remote gathering of information. This allows us to see what is non-apparent to the viewpoints of many individuals. As it has been used in mapping the ocean floor and even monitoring disasters to prepare for the worst nature or humans have to bring, remote sensing gives us the proper data to make calculated decisions on policies and actions that would need to take place.
Research shows that remote sensing has made massive impacts in predicting deforestation rates and allowing for plans to be put in place to protect against natural and un-natural disasters. This also allows for the searching of hidden civilizations that lie deep within the Amazon’s past. Further investigations reveal the uses for tracking climate data and predicting the changes in tropical forest regions such as increased average temperatures, total precipitation, soil moisture and weather variations through the seasons. From this, also gaining an understanding as to why remote sensing is used and its practical implications give an insight to reasons why remote sensing should be a more common source of remote data.
Remote sensing has a range of uses and this report evaluates that and concludes that it would be ideal to use remote sensing whenever any sort of policy is looking to be passed. This can give a better gauge as it will allow for predictions under multiple scenarios and choosing the best possible outcome for the situation. Remote sensing has been a tried and true method for remote data collection.
It is recommended that remote sensing be:
- Used in areas of the earth where data collection cannot be obtained through conventional means
- A primary source of data collection as to not disturb the uncontacted tribes of the amazon
- Continued to be used to help prevent or lessen the impact of any natural or unnatural disaster