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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) have initiated airborne remote sensing activities through a multi-year experiment plan. The project is called EARSEC (European Airborne Remote Sensing Capabilities). The key-element within EARSEC is the establishment of an operational airborne system which includes a fully polarised high spatial resolution C- and L-band SAR system and a multi-channel high spectral resolution imaging spectrometer. The objectives are first to test and verify these highly innovative system types with respect to data processing, calibration and data interpretation. The second aim is to test and verify the SAR system and the imaging spectrometer in support of operational projects (e.g. monitoring of agricultural production and tropical biomass burning). The programme is intended to complement and support ERS-1 pilot projects over European test sites.

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Authors: LOOYEN W J, National Aerospace Laboratories (NL);VERDEBOUT J ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);SORENSEN B M, Intradan (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Third Annual JPL Airborne Geoscience Workshop, Pasadena (US), June 1-5, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36758 ORA
Record Number: 199210629 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en