Biodiversity Applications for Airborne Imaging Systems
This training series highlighted the use of hyperspectral Visible to Shortwave Infrared (VSWIR) imaging spectroscopy data, for example from AVIRIS-NG and PRISM instruments, for measuring and monitoring terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity (e.g., mapping plant or phytoplankton functional types). Then, the series focused on using thermal and lidar data for characterizing the structure and function of ecosystems using airborne campaigns including the Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES) and NASA's Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS). Learn more here.
UCT News | July 29, 2021
Space in Africa | July 16, 2021
Scientists from South Africa and the United States are launching a campaign to map marine, freshwater, and terrestrial species and ecosystems in one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots: the Greater Cape Floristic Region at the southwestern edge of South Africa.
CapeTalk | July 16, 2021
We [spoke] to Dr Jasper Slingsby, a senior lecturer in biological sciences at UCT and the SA lead on the fynbos project with NASA.
UBNow | July 13, 2021
Sowetan Live | July 10, 2021
South African Environmental Observation Network | December 11, 2020
Crucial milestone for ecosystems research in South Africa
The South African Department of Science and Innovation has recently identified part of the BioSCape study region as an Expanded Freshwater and Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (EFTEON).