Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands

Coastal management sourcebooks 3

Appendix 1

Information Networks and Internet Resources Directory 

Sources of data on the World Wide Web 

The following list of data sources provides URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) or ‘web addresses’ of a range of sites we have found particularly useful. These relate primarily to remote sensing but with the emphasis on sensors and satellites of use in coastal management or products of use to coastal managers. 

Low spatial resolution sensors (>100 m) and products 

AVHRR sensor characteristics
http://edcdaac.usgs.gov/1KM/avhrr_sensor.html

NOAA Oceanic Research and Applications Division home page
http://orbit35i.nesdis.noaa.gov/orad/index.html

Experimental ‘daily’ SST anomaly charts (NOAA AVHRR)
http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/EPS/SST/climo.html

Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) from NOAA AVHRR
http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/orad/sub/sst_anomaly_2m.html

Coral bleaching hotspots (NOAA AVHRR)
http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/EPS/SST/climohot.html

Coral reef ‘hotspots’ (NOAA/NESDIS)
http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/orad/sub/sst_hl_2m.html

NERC Dundee Satellite Receiving Station (UK). Up-to-date archive of images from NOAA and SeaStar polar orbiting satellites
http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/

Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) description
http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/WORKINPROGRESS/UDAY/czcs.html

Getting started with Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) data
http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/CZCS_Starter_kit.html#8

Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
http://www.eoc.nasda.go.jp/guide/satellite/satdata/adeos_e.html

Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) on ADEOS
http://www.eoc.nasda.go.jp/guide/satellite/sendata/octs_e.html

SeaWiFS Project home page
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS.html

Medium spatial resolution sensors (10-100 m)

NASA Earth Science Enterprise missions homepage (USA)
http://www.earth.nasa.gov/missions/index.html

SPOT Image home page
http://www.spotimage.fr/spot-us.htm

Landsat program
http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/esd/esdstaff/landsat/landsat.html

USGS EROS Data Center Earthshots (Satellite images of environmental change: Landsat)
http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents

National Remote Sensing Centre (UK)
http://www.nrsc.co.uk/

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing home page
http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/homepg.pl?e

European Space Agency home page
http://www.esrin.esa.it/

ESA (European Space Agency) earth observation programmes including ERS and ENVISAT
http://www.esrin.esa.it/esa/progs/eo.html

European Space Agency ERS project
http://earth1.esrin.esa.it/ERS/
http://www.asf.alaska.edu/source_documents/ers1_source.html

European Space Agency ENVISAT project
http://envisat.esa.int/

Indian Space Research Orbanisation
http://www.ipdpg.gov.in/

Airborne digital remote sensing and aerial photography

ITRES Research Limited (CASI)
http://www.itres.com/

Borstad Associates Ltd. (CASI)
http://www.borstad.com

Hyperspectral Data International Inc. (CASI)
http://www.hdi.ns.ca/start.htm

Technical specifications of the York University Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI)
http://www.eol.ists.ca/projects/boreas/plan/A-casi-specs.html

Aerial photography and remote sensing (University of Texas at Austin)
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/remote/remote.html

GIS, GPS and mapping

GPS receiver database (GPS World magazine)
http://www.gpsworld.com

Global Positioning System overview (University of Texas at Austin)
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html

Review of GIS and image processing software by UNEP/GRID programme
http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/publications/gissurvey97/flyer2.html

Remote sensing and geographic information systems (University of Minnesota)
http://rsl.gis.umn.edu/index.html

Map Scales. A useful site explaining map scales. (US Geological Survey)
http://mac.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/pubslists/fctsht.html

Cartographic reference resources (University of Texas at Austin)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Cartographic_reference.html

Useful links pages and miscellaneous information sources

 Remote Sensing Society, Modelling and Advanced Techniques Special Interest Group - Hot Links page
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~pma/matsiglinks.html

CSIRO Marine Research: Remote Sensing Project (Australia)
http://www.marine.csiro.au/~lband

Satellite related World Wide Web sites (Dundee, UK)
http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/web.html

Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Marine Sciences, University of south Florida (USA)
http://paria.marine.usf.edu

The Remote Sensing Society (UK)
http://www.rspsoc.org/

The Satellite Imagery FAQ
http://www.ceos.noaa.gov/faqsat.html

Remote sensing and geoscience home pages (Analytical Imaging and Geophysics LLC, Boulder, Colorado)
http://www.aigllc.com/rs_pages.htm

The Virtual Geography Department home page
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/virtdept/contents.html

OCMA - Ocean and Coastal Management Archives home page (University of Genoa, Italy)
http://www1.polis.unige.it/ocma98/home.htm

UNESCO Bilko project: training modules in remote sensing
http://www.unesco.bilko.org/

RAPIDS: Real-time Acquisition and Processing - Integrated Data System. C-based transportable groundstation for real-time, local reception and local processing of high resolution satellite data
http://neonet.nlr.nl/rapids/

CCRS Remote Sensing Glossary
http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/eduref/ref/glosndxe.html

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