Satellite data offer by Imaging can be used in water applications like suspended sediments/minerals monitoring and chlorophyll mapping. Satellite spectral characteristics enable suspended minerals/sediments in water bodies to be monitored for type, amount and spatial distribution. Also, it enables the mapping of ocean color. Different types of phytoplankton in the ocean contain different chlorophyll concentration. These will appear as different colors to a remote sensor. Based on the ocean color, phytoplankton amount and types can be estimated and these can further be used to determine water body’s chemical and biological properties.
Marine applications include coastal zone monitoring, sea traffic monitoring and fisheries. In coastal zone monitoring, the satellite data can be used for coastal erosion and changes monitoring, coastal zone development control, as well as estuaries and coastal wetlands conservation. Besides that, satellite image offer by Imaging has a good enough spatial and temporal resolution to monitor ship traffic in the sea. As for fisheries, the multispectral bands detect chlorophyll pigments which then be used to identify fishing grounds and predict fish production.