Cubert was invited to join the EnMAP Workshop 2017 – Recent Advances in the Scientific Preparation of the EnMAP Mission
The workshop took place at the Department of Geography / Faculty of Geosciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich from September 6 – 8. The aim of the workshop was to present the results and outcomes of current research projects to the hyperspectral community.
The EnMAP mission
The research projects are placed in the context of the scientific preparation of the upcoming EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) mission – a German hyperspectral satellite mission focusing on monitoring the Earth’s environment on a regional and global scale. The fields of potential applications are ranging from agriculture, forestry, geology, water bodies, urban areas, etc., to derive geospatial information to face the challenges of climate change impacts, land cover changes, biodiversity & ecosystem development up to the management of natural resources as well as hazard and risk assessment. The mission is expected to be launched in 2020.
Cubert’s hyperspectral snapshot technology can contribute to support analyses of the satellite data
With its easy-to-handle snapshot technology, Cubert cameras are used on UAVs for the quick coverage of areas on a local scale. Such data can be used in studies aiming to analyze and verify state-of-the-art methods for information retrieval, which later are planned to be applied on EnMAP data. Furthermore, the hyperspectral real-time data of Cubert cameras has the potential to support the on-a-regional-scale-operating EnMAP mission with a much higher spatial resolution on the local scale, serving as ground truth data and allowing verification of smaller scaled surface structures.
A welcome relief during the scientific program was the capture of a hyperspectral group photo of all participants, taken with the S185 FireflEYE during a break outside of the building.