Reeds Introductions: Principles of Earth Observation for Marine Engineering App
by Lavers, Christopher
Lavers explains the fundamental Earth-observation concepts that underpin all space-based terrestrial and maritime remote-sensing methods. Satellite-based Earth observation provides important weather and environmental information to key maritime users around the world (such as navies, coast guards, and merchant shipping). The application and understanding of electromagnetic wave-based devices and sensors is a merchant sea-service requirement, found in the Standards in Training and Certification in Watchkeeping (STCW95) qualification and various Maritime Coast Guard Agency exams. Lavers writes as simply as possible, to aid the growing numbers of students for whom English is not the first language.