Remote Sensing Malaysia

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Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (Remote Sensing Malaysia), formerly known as Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (MACRES), is a department under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. In August 1988, Remote Sensing Agency was established as a Research and Development centre in remote sensing and related technologies. The agency were fully operationalized by January 1990.

It started with only a team of 17 professionals and supporting staff. By the year 2007, the total post has been increased to 226 professionals. Currently, Remote Sensing Malaysia is staffed with dedicated professionals (research officers)to lead the nation in areas of remote sensing space technology applications development in Malaysia. The manpower development programme continues to strive towards having full complement of qualified and trained scientists and engineers in selected areas of specialization to attain the country's self-reliance in remote sensing and related technologies.

On the other hand, the Remote Sensing Malaysia is equipped with computer system for satellite data image processing, geographic information system and global positioning system, satellite ground receiving station for real time data acquisition, microwave remote sensing laboratory (anechoic chamber, mobile scatterometer), remote sensing digital photographic laboratory and remote sensing data archiving and retrieval centre.[1]

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