Building on the success of previous radar data programs, GlobeSAR-2 is a four-year geomatics technology transfer program focused on the use of RADARSAT for improved natural resource management in Latin America as well as the establishment of cooperative linkages between Canadian and Latin American government organizations and universities, and exposure for Canadian geomatic companies. ... Participating Latin America countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The GlobeSar-2 program is managed by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS). RADARSAT International Inc., a Canadian company, provides the RADARSAT image products. RADARSAT International Inc. holds the worldwide distribution rights to RADARSAT data.
Projects identified for use of RADARSAT data in Argentina includes: crop monitoring, erosion control, flood hazard mapping, forest surveys, geological mapping, land use monitoring, and, urban and agricultural analysis. Additional RADARSAT data analysis associated with the Argentina project covers; ocean dynamics, sea ice monitoring for navigation in the Antarctic seas, and updating of Antarctic navigational charts.
Cities and areas covered in Argentina include: Azul/Tandil, Buenos Aires, Juarez, Lujuan, Mar del Plata, San Juan, Pradera, Patagonia, Rosario, Salta, Cordillera, Parana Delta, Rio Parana, Calchaquies Valley, Buenos Aires Province, Chubut Province and Antarctica.
The purpose of this data is to improve national resource management through radar earth observation.