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Ground Truthing and Calibration of UASs

August 30, 2017

 

Ground truthing and calibration of imagery obtained using unmanned aerial systems (UASs - also known as UAVs or drones)

The use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is growing rapidly in the field of remote sensing as a new and versatile tool for data acquisition in areas such as agricultural resource monitoring, soil characterization, and environmental monitoring. Specific examples where sensors mounted on UASs have provided useful results include water stress detection in agricultural crops, plant biomass and nitrogen content in crops and grasses, yield forecasting for crops like wheat and rice, rangeland management, leaf area index, NDVI and vineyard management.

UASs fill the gap between satellite imagery and ground-based spectroradiometers. One of the main benefits is that their low operating height enables the generation of very high spatial resolution imagery data for small areas, with some systems reaching resolutions of 1 cm per pixel. UASs also can have a shorter revisit period than satellite platforms and offer high temporal resolution and increased maneuverability to allow access to previously inaccessible areas or hazardous environments. Another benefit of UASs is the low operational costs compared with other methods. 

Introducing the 2016 Goetz Program participants

February 25, 2016

In recognition of the long-standing contribution of ASD co-founder to the field of remote sensing, the annual Goetz Instrument Support Program was established to further encourage a creative research environment within the Remote Sensing and Field Spectroscopy world-wide community. The intent is to provide a simple mechanism for supporting small research efforts which can quickly establish concept viability, or rule out further consideration, by providing temporary use of a field spectroradiometer, which might otherwise be difficult to obtain.

The Girls on Ice Program learns about spectroscopy: Gulkana Glacier, Alaska

October 27, 2015

Former Goetz Instrument Support Program participant Ulyana N. Horodyskyj, Ph.D. Research Associate, National Snow and Ice Data Center, provides us with this recap from her recent trip to Alaska where she worked with the Girls on Ice program.

In need of support for your academic research?

October 06, 2015

Are you a Master's or Ph.D. student planning to complete research that would benefit from the use of an ASD FieldSpec 4, HandHeld 2 or a QualitySpec Trek spectrometer? Hurry and submit your proposal. The deadline for Goetz Program submissions is October 15.

Students with the most groundbreaking research proposals will receive a

FieldSpec Advisor: New sampling probe, Goetz winners and a new white paper

March 03, 2015

The latest edition of the FieldSpec Advisor newsletter is now available. If you did not receive it in your inbox last week, be sure you don't miss the next one. Sign up to receive our future newsletters.

Announcing the Goetz Instrument Program award recipients for 2015

February 04, 2015

Nine projects were selected from a pool of applicants that reflect the scientific diversity and innovation the Goetz Program has fostered since its inception.

2015 Goetz Instrument Program Deadline Approaching - Submissions due October 15

October 02, 2014

Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in any field of scientific study are encouraged to submit their applications for the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program by Wednesday, October 15.

Our partner Analytik reports on the HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer’s use in the Amazon rainforest

September 18, 2014

Analytik, leading suppliers of innovative analytical instrumentation and our reseller for the United Kingdom, share this report on how the HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer is being used to study the Amazon rain forest.

Announcing the 2015 Goetz Instrument Support Program - submissions due October 15, 2014

April 22, 2014

Need a FieldSpec 4 spectroradiometer or a HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer to complete research associated with your graduate program? Apply to receive one as part of the 2015 Goetz Instrument Support Program!

2014 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program winners announced

February 19, 2014

PANalytical Boulder is pleased to announce the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program award recipients for 2014. This is the eighth year of the program.

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