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USGS and India Space Research Organisation to cooperate further in observing Earth
26 August 2016
The U.S. Geological Survey and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have finalised an agreement for new levels of cooperation in the exchange and use of Earth observation data. The memorandum of understanding was recently signed by Dr. Suzette Kimball, USGS Director, and Dr. V. K. Dadhwal, previous Director of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO.
The agreement will allow USGS to receive data of full U.S. coverage (including Alaska & Hawaii) from two of the sensors onboard ISRO's Resourcesat-2 satellite. These data include the Advanced Wide-Field Sensor (AWiFS) with a ground sample distance of 56 meters and the Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor III (LISS-III) with a ground sample distance of 23.5 meters.
Image credit: National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).