Ocean Remote Sensing Group, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
Data Center Description
Ocean remote sensing research is conducted by scientists in the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Space Department's Ocean Remote Sensing Group to solve problems associated with civilian and military applications of remote sensing in the marine environment. The largest efforts have concentrated on the extraction of oceanographic information from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery and applications of radar altimetry. Underlying both of these efforts is a substantial basic research program addressing the physics of microwave scattering from the sea surface. Numerous projects associated with applications of optical and infrared remote sensing techniques have also been part of the research program. Sponsoring agencies have included NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and various Navy offices.