This volume gives a state of the art view of recent developments in the use of artificial neural networks for the analysis of remotely sensed satellite data. Remote sensing has now become a discipline in which ever increasing volumes of data, gathered from space together with growing application needs for high precision spatial products, need to be interpreted in shorter times and with increasing accuracy. Neural networks, as a new form of computational paradigm, seem well suited to many of the tasks involved in remotely sensed image analysis. This book demonstrates a wide range of uses of neural networks for remote sensing applications and provides the views of a large number European experts brought together in the framework of a concerted action supported by the European Commission. 87 figs., 39 tabs.