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Technology, tools and methods

Innovative technologies and techniques enable scientists to make huge advances in knowledge and understanding. We observe the Earth from space, from beneath the ice and deep in the ocean.  Our specialist engineers develop instruments that work in the most extreme environment on Earth; and our climate modelers partner with research teams around the world to apply super-computing power to answering big questions about our future.

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Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System (GPS) data gives us accurate positions for ground features, which are required for compiling our maps

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Remote Sensing

Remote sensing techniques provide observations of the physical environment from instruments mounted on aircraft or satellites