Characteristic Proof-of-concept of Scientific Grade Miniaturised Multispectral Earth Observation Imager
The objective of this activity is to design, optimize, build and test a scientific grade miniaturised standardised Earth Observation Imager (EOI). The aim is to reach the TRL 3. This unit shall consist of a small, lightweight for two spectral bands using common lens, two sensors, and optical beam splitting technology.
Start date: 08.01.2018End date: 30.04.2020
TO total amount: 196 660 €
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Development of Remotely-Sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS/EBVs) for terrestrial ecosystems
GlobDiversity is a global remotely-sensed essential biodiversity variables development project for terrestrial ecosystems. The project is funded by the data user element of the 4th Earth observation envelope program of the European Space Agency (ESA). The project is initiated to perform all the necessary engineering activities for the definition, specification, bench marking, prototyping, validation, scaling up and utility demonstration of three Remote Sensing enabled Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-enabled EBVs) of terrestrial ecosystem structure and function (i.e., fragmentation, land surface phenology and canopy chlorophyll concentration) from globally available High Resolution (HR) Earth Observation (EO) satellite data. The role of Tartu Observatory in consortium is to add expertise in bridging plant traits to within-canopy light extinction.
Start date: 5.07.2017End date: 2.11.2019
TO total amount: 9 500 €
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Increasing quality of above water spectral measurements in lakes/turbid waters
Start date: 1.01.2017End date: 31.12.2020