BioSCape ARSET Course | March 27 - April 5

A four-part collage shows images from remote sensing (mostly high ariel shots of landscape). In the middle is a white box with pixels bleeding into the four images. The text reads: Intermediate ARSET Webinar: Biodiversity Applications for Airborne Imaging Systems March 27 - April 05 11-12:30 EDT (UTC-4)

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).