Formal and informal comments on policies and regulations are one of the ways we contribute to shaping conservation outcomes. Below we provide links to our contributions – often composed with others in and out of Defenders – on a variety of policy and regulatory issues.
Space-based remote sensing platforms – NOAA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, issues permits for private businesses to launch and operate satellites with remote sensing capabilities. Because we are experienced users of such data, and because our work on habitat monitoring depends on satellite-based remotely sensed data, we offered input to NOAA.