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 November 13 - November 15


Imaging spectroscopy in the visible to shortwave infrared wavelength range, is a powerful tool for the remote sensing of Earth surface and atmosphere properties. Imaging spectroscopy measurements have a high diagnostic power: spectroscopic observations with hundreds of contiguous spectral channels provide detection sensitivity to a wide range of physical processes and materials. The technique has gradually evolved from technological demonstrations projects and scientific studies towards operational and commercial applications and is today one of the fastest growing research areas in remote sensing.
In the last years, the availability of high spatial resolution (i.e. ~30 m pixel size) imaging spectroscopy data from space has tremendously increased thanks to the successful deployment of PRISMA (ASI), DESIS (DLR), HISUI (METI), EnMAP (DLR) and EMIT (NASA/JPL), paving the way for the development of future missions such as PRISMA Second Generation (ASI), SBG (NASA/JPL) and CHIME (ESA).
Building on the outcomes of the first and second editions of this Workshop in July 2019 and October 2022, and on the continuous cooperation between all involved Agencies, the main objective of this Workshop is to strengthen international coordination, synergies among current and future missions and to establish priority areas for future projects and activities.

Workshop Objectives

  • Assess the status of current and planned international imaging spectroscopy missions designed for Earth surface monitoring
  • Identify major gaps and opportunities for the scientific and user community linked to the development of future imaging spectroscopy missions
  • Strengthen international cooperation and coordination in the space and ground segment operation, calibration and validation, products definition, data access and data exploitation

Main Topics

  • Harmonisation of data formats and products and their possible standardization
  • Harmonisation of atmospheric and topographic correction schemes/procedures
  • Harmonisation of pre-flight characterisation and in-flight cross-calibration of international missions
  • Mission calibration and data validation plans, data quality assurance and uncertainty quantification
  • Exchange and harmonisation of geo/biophysical parameter retrieval schemes
  • International joint airborne/field deployments/campaigns, especially over large regions and time series
  • Coordination of data acquisition plans, including by means of orbital phasing of international missions for improved revisit/coverage and establishment of longer time series
  • Potential synergies with other current and future space-based systems (e.g. US Landsat, Copernicus Sentinels)
  • Coordination of research and training activities
  • Definition of priority areas for future projects

Abstract Submission

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