Source: Parks Canada
Satellites provide data that can help protect and manage the ecological integrity and use of Canada's national parks. With this technology, Parks Canada can detect changes in the forest ecosystem and in the biodiversity - sometimes difficult to observe from the ground-and as a result, get an accurate picture of the health of the parks and take action quickly.
The information gathered is made available on the Parks Canada Web site to increase public awareness of climate change.
Source: Natural Resources Canada
The advanced technology used by the satellites makes it possible to detect clear-cut areas in forests at rates approaching 100%. Whether assessing the environmental impact of clear cutting in boreal and tropical forests or gauging the success of reforestation operations, specialists can count on Canadian technology and expertise.
Source: Canadian Space Agency and Environment Canada
Space for Habitat would use RADARSAT technology to monitor wild species habitat. Data collected would make it possible to monitor developments and changes occurring in these ecosystems, even in the most remote locations. There are also plans to use the same techniques to monitor Canada's protected areas, in order to enforce environmental protection legislation.