In the frame of the project the DLR, Cluster for Applied Remote Sensing, offers two airborne imaging spectrometers the DAIS 7915 and the ROSIS to be operated on board DLR's Do228 research aircraft. For calibration of the instrument a Laboratory Calibration Facility is available. Imaging spectrometer data sets acquired over test areas proposed by the individual user groups will be further processed to at-sensor radiance and - upon request - converted to reflectance and geocoded.
Main application fields for imaging spectroscopy include precision agriculture, geological and soil mapping, forest and water management as well as the monitoring of fragile ecosystems. It is intended to operate the sensors over 5 target areas in Europe during each year of the project. Thus, a total of approx. 15 user groups will gain access to hyperspectral data sets. Training and access will be provided to approx. 35 European researchers by means of workshops and individual training courses.
Annual Calls for Proposals will be launched in the EARSeL Newsletters, the ESA Quaterly and via the internet (firstname.lastname@example.org) and announced on the project home page.
Andreas Müller, German Remote Sensing Data Center, Münchnerstr.20, Wessling 82230, P.O. BOX 1116, Germany;