by Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz

Remote sensing is all about our home planet, Earth. When humanity began to engage in space activities, it was all about moving and looking outward. How far could we go? How far could we see? Remote sensing turns the technology around and looks Earthward. Are the forests healthy? Is human land use changing? Is there a real estate market in that region? Can imagery and data be used to manage risk? These questions are making data the 21st century “oil”. It is a source of information that leads to knowledge. It is also a commodity that leads to wealth. 

Because Earth is where humans live, remote sensing law addresses human questions. Who can collect data? Who can access data? Privacy. National sovereignty.


Remote Sensing Law