The Geological Applications of Remote Sensing (GARS) Programme
The Geological Applications of Remote Sensing (GARS) Programme is an international co-operation programme jointly sponsored by UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
The GARS programme was initiated in 1983 with the following objectives:
- To demonstrate the use of advanced remote sensing techniques in key geological questions,
- To ensure information and technology transfer through co-operative field research and educational programmes, and
- To ensure wide dissemination of results.
The GARS Programme contributes to the advancement of geological research based on remote sensing throughout the world and the development of the understanding of the Earth system, in order to address problems of particular relevance to the welfare of the Earth’s population with respect to geohazards. The GARS Programme also works to make remote sensing technology and data available to all countries.