Part 1 Chapter headings and selected papers: use of airborne electromagnetic methods for resource mapping, G.J. Palacky; recent progress in geologic application of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing, H. Watanabe et al; the satellite electromagnetic sounding of the Earth, L. Alperovich and E. Fedorov; combined interpretation of MAGSAT and surface geophysical data, R.P. Singh et al; space material resource identification technology, S. Schneider and T.D. Fay; Wetland recertification and sampling using satellite remote sensing, T.A. Gress et al; artificial intelligence approach for SPOT application project system design, M.J. Lefevre et al; NOAA/AVHRR data for crop productivity estimation in Sweden, P. Persson et al; natural resources evaluation by the use of remote sensing and GIS technology for agricultural development, C.P. Viet and M.N. Phuong; microwave remote sensing of wheat affected by thunderstorms and rain, S.K. Sharma et al. Part 2 The orientation of the planet Earth as observed by modern space techniques: the international Earth rotation service - current results for research on Earth rotation and reference frames, M. Feissel and D. Gambis; monitoring atmospheric winds and pressures for Earth orientation studies, D.A. Salstein; dynamics of the Earth-Moon system, A.L. Whipple; long term changes in the Earth's shape, rotation, and geocenter, M.M. Watkins and R.J. Eanes; Earth rotation and global change, H. Jochmann; interactions between the atmosphere oceans and crust - possible oceanic signals in Earth rotation, T.M. Eubanks. Part 3 Contributions of altimetric satellites to solid Earth and ocean sciences: GEOSAT and ERS-1 radar altimetry over the north Atlantic, K.F. Wakker et al; satellite altimetry - its applications and accuracy assessment, C.K. Shum et al; tracking loop current eddies with satellite altimetry, R.R. Leben and G.H. Born; dual-satellite crossover altimetry for ERS-1/TOPEX, J. Klokocnik and F. Kobrle; sea surface monitoring with ERS-1 35 day repeat, W. Bosch; monitoring continental ice sheets by satellite altimetry, F. Remy et al; author index.