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Monitoring and protecting our ecosystems from space

04 October 2018

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Using satellites, we can monitor changes and promote the responsible use of land and natural resources to protect our ecosystems. Earth's ecosystems are essential to life as we know it, contributing to some of our most basic needs like water, food and clean air.

Satellites are also useful for understanding and protecting Canadian biodiversity. For example, remote sensing techniques provide important data on wildlife and habitats, and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices can be used to track different species.

Source: Canadian Space Agency

Image credit: Edward Koorey - A deer in Jasper, Alberta.

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