For almost 50 years since its foundation, Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) has been receiving and processing data acquired by both domestic and foreign earth-observation satellites and providing those data to researchers and operational users under the contract with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other related organizations. In parallel with those activities RESTEC has been conducting Research and Development of remote sensing technologies under the contract with pertinent agencies as well as independently and endeavoring to disseminate the achievement of those R&D.
RESTEC aims to establish remote sensing technologies as a form of social infrastructure through comprehensive research and development, raising of awareness, and human resource development in the field of remote sensing, and by doing so, contribute to the development of social economy and improvement of the people’s lives. RESTEC uses this technology to obtain data and information from satellites, aircraft, automobiles, observation towers, ships, buoys, and other observation points.
RESTEC, as the core organization of satellite remote sensing in Japan, aspires to build remote sensing technologies as a social infrastructure, through providing policy makers, researchers and other satellite data users with remote sensing solutions by collecting, archiving, processing and analyzing remote sensing data required by the users.
Based on those experiences and proprietary knowledge it has acquired in the fields of satellite operations, analysis of remote sensing data, value added services and remote sensing trainings, RESTEC intends to expand its businesses in the new area such as providing remote sensing solutions not alone in domestic but international projects.
In addition, it implements basic and comprehensive R&D of remote sensing and provides both domestic and foreign personnel with training as well as promoting cooperation in many international projects from the viewpoint of public interest and welfare.
Through these activities, RESTEC contributes to solving issues such as environmental problems and climate change problems.