Remote sensing

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OSSIM

RemoteSensing.ORG

ENVI expensive commercial software, and no reasonable student price.

http://eijournal.com/

Sensors

Opto-knowledge systems
Imaging spectrometers

Airborne Multispectral

NOAA Airborne Multispectral for Nearshore Habitat Mapping

Turns out they use MS imaging to do near-shore seafloor mapping.

Ocean Imaging is a company that processes satellite data to do things like fish finding as well as monitoring coastal pollution and nearshore processes.

Concepts

Spatial Resolution - Pixel size and count

Spectral Resolution - What bands are covered in the electromagnetic spectrum

Radiometric Resolution - how many bits per pixel

Temporal Resolution -- how often the images are re-captured.

Image segmentation

JSEG http://old.vision.ece.ucsb.edu/segmentation/jseg/ http://old.vision.ece.ucsb.edu/segmentation/jseg/jsegcolor.html

Links

Natural Resources Canada tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

NASA image galleries