2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

When: July 23, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Location: United States

Join us for an airborne remote sensing tutorial at IGARSS 2017 

The tutorial (tutorial FD5 on IGARSS 2017 website) will include several speakers who will detail the design, implementation and lessons learned in reaching operational capacity of the Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) to support NEON.

Talks will focus on the following:

  • An overview of the NEON project and the synergy of the AOP observations with other ecological observations acquired by NEON
  • Introduction to the AOP sensors and payload
  • Mission planning and flight design with emphasis on coordinating flights to observe all sites during peak greenness and in fair weather, as well as site-level flight plan design considerations
  • Calibration of the imaging spectrometer to provide consistent repeatable observations across differing payloads and yearly campaigns
  • The algorithms and workflows selected for producing remote sensing data products which will support the mission of NEON
  • Quantification of data product uncertainty introduced by the sensors, flight acquisition parameters, and algorithmic choices
  • File formats used to distribute the data
  • How NEON data from all parts of the observatory can be accessed by the public to support research endeavors

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the NEON mission, details on technical aspects of the AOP, familiarity with NEON AOP products, and potential research avenues for furthering ecological applications of remote sensing data.