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Remote Sensing and Mapping Support Contract

The EPA's Office of Research and Development has established a nationwide contract program to use remote sensing and mapping technology in support of EPA Regional and Program offices. The program provides operational support to ongoing activities of the Agency as well as support to research and development efforts occurring at various EPA laboratories. The contract is overseen by remote sensing scientists and offers remote sensing data acquisition, processing, and analysis support for site-specific regional assessments. EPA offices requiring remote sensing or mapping support fund the activity on a reimbursable basis. The contract offers aerial photo and satellite imagery analysis; thematic mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) support; photogrammetry (the technique for making highly accurate measurements on aerial photos); hazardous material release emergency response; enforcement support; and performance of field sampling and monitoring activities in support of remote sensing accuracy assessment, change detection and global positioning systems technology.

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