Landsat Objectives

The objective of the Landsat series is to:

  • image repetitively Earth's land and coastal areas with the aim of monitoring changes to those areas over time
  • Provide moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters
  • Provide EO data to support work in agriculture, geology, forestry, education, mapping, emergency response and disaster relief, as well as providing a long-term record of natural and human-induced changes to the Earth