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Alsat-1 Data In Support Of the Priority Actions Program for Coastal Area

Mokhtar GUERFI


Remote sensing plays a key role in implementing Algeria’s “agenda 21st and its new planning policy. Imagery from Alsat-1, an enhanced micro satellite and Algeria's first national satellite, is used by coastal managers in setting up the Master Plan for Coastal Areas (MPCA). Alsat-1 imagery qualities (both spatial and spectral) are close to those of Landsat. Alsat-1 is equipped with two banks of cameras giving a total of 600 km field of view at 32 meters ground, sampling distance in three spectral bands: Red, Green and Near Infra-Red.

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