MRSU: Marine Remote Sensing Unit
The MRSU combines the available marine remote sensing expertise of the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Marine and Coastal Management (M&CM). It aims to be a central facility that provides for the operational and research remote sensing requirements for the marine community. This web site is a first step in that direction, and will provide a variety of accessible near-real time and archived remotely sensed data for sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to information on the unit.
The Marine Remote Sensing Unit is a multi-institutional collective with the following mandate:
"The MRSU should serve as a portal and a southern African hub for all marine remote sensing information, products and services, by providing for both research and operational marine remote sensing needs, using a standardized open spatial infrastructure data archiving and metadata system. Its mandate should be contextualized within related international and regional earth observation developments, specifically GEOSS, SAEOS, and SAEON."