John Amos, President of SkyTruth, discusses how remote sensing technologies have changed over time and describes the increased power and access that we have to earth images today. He focuses on how remote sensing is used for conservation, the importance of sky-truthing, and the role of citizen science. He also discusses the future of these technologies as private satellites are developed, drones are increasingly used for remote observation, and the role of remote sensing in forcing transparency in the private sector, as images continue to increase in resolution and speed of access accelerates.
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