Remote Sensing Research Centre

The Remote Sensing Research Centre is a leading national and international research and training centre for biophysical remote sensing.

We use remotely sensed data, fieldwork and spatial models to measure, map and monitor biophysical properties in terrestrial, atmospheric and aquatic environments to better understand and manage the Earth’s environments and resources. 

Our main areas of focus are:

  • research
  • research training
  • research to operational activities, through the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program
  • national coordination of earth observation activities in Australia through Earth Observation Australia.

Find out more about our research.


Joint Remote Sensing Research Program

We use the collaborative Joint Remote Sensing Research Program to enable Australia’s states and territories to develop scientifically and legally defendable environmental mapping and monitoring programs using satellite image data sources linked to field measurements.

Earth Observation Australia

The Earth Observation Australia program provides resources and staff to maintain and develop Australia’s national Earth Observation coordination capacity across all levels of government, private industry, non-government groups and education.​