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  • Regulation of Private Satellite Remote Sensing in Canada

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    Prof. Ram S. Jakhu, McGill University, Canada



    For a number of years, Canada has been one of the major players in the world in the field of satellite remote sensing, particularly with the use of advanced technologies like Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). A few months ago (November 2005), Canada adopted its first legislation specifically regulating satellite remote sensing in the country. This paper discusses this new law by describing some important regulatory issues, including the Canadian licensing system, the relationship between the Canadian government and private remote sensing sector, the new data collection and distribution policy, the comparison between the new regime and Canada’s international obligations, etc.
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