We did it! BioSCape’s field and airborne campaign has been a huge success!
The field component of BioSCape wrapped up in November 2023. NASA’s Gulfstream V aircraft with HyTES + LVIS aboard flew 16 science flights from 22 Oct to 15 Nov 2023, while the Gulfstream III with AVIRIS-NG + PRISM aboard flew 22 science flights from 22 Oct to 26 Nov 2023. We successfully acquired airborne data from all of our priority locations. Field teams collected data on land, in streams, in lakes, and on the sea. You can view the current versions of data at bioscape.io/data.
We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish such fantastic science without the support of the broader BioSCape community. To everyone who attended our public lecture event, who took photos of clouds in the sky for us, who identified plants for us, who retweeted us, who snapped iNaturalist observations, who contributed to NASA SpaceApps, SAEON Graduate Student Network, GLOBE Trainings, and so much more… We are also happy to share that we had NO reports of safety issues or harassment across the project during the campaign. Thank you!! You made this all possible.
If you want to learn more about the ‘big picture’ of BioSCape, check out our public lecture and news stories at bioscape.io/news.
We are now moving into the next and most important phase of the project - analysis and application of the data so we can learn more about this amazing region!
We are sending a huge thank you to the broader BioSCape Team for their support over the last few months!