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15/02/2014 Remote sensing activities
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20142 VITO? »Is a non-profit organization established by the Flemish Government to: »Stimulate a positive, innovative climate to strenghten SMEs »Put Flanders on the European & global map (including its international commitments) »Bridge scientific & operational communities »Modes of operation: »Through 5-year framework contracts with the Flemish Gov: »At least 50% income from contract research (relevance!) »Publish SCI papers »Create spin-offs (+ patents) »Energy, industrial materials, environmental modelling, remote sensing, … »600+employees
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20143 Activities » contract research » consultancy » technology transfer » strategic research » PhD students » diffusion of knowledge » policy supporting research » contract research » reference centres
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20144 VITO & remote sensing »About 70 employees organized in 3 research teams: »Technology development (APEX, UAV, PROBA-V,..) »Operational services / GEODATA (CTIV,.. ) »Remote sensing Applications
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20145 Technology development »VGT follow-on: PROBA-V »APEX: hyperspectral camera »UAV – Unmanned Areal Vehicles / MEDUSA »Automated change detection Simulate and develop remote sensing sensors, systems and missions
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20146 GEODATA & operational services Secure availability of qualitative data »SPOT – VEGETATION processing & archiving facility »ISO certified »APEX – airborne campaigns »Spatial Data Infrastructure »GRID-technology »Visualization techniques
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20147 Applications data to information »Airborne / Local applications »Hyperspectral applications »Water, Coastal mapping »Habitat (quality) mapping »Global activities »Global vegetation indicators – production »Agriculture and crop monitoring »Food Security & development »Data integration & dissemination
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20148 Water quality
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/20149 Biodiversity mapping ? RS Images Polygon-based habitat map »Develop an operation-oriented method to map, monitor and evaluate Natura 2000 habitats in W-Europe, using hyperspectral RS and advanced analysis techniques Highly heterogeneous Habitat quality?
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/201410 Global activities »Within an international research network »European & global scale »Activties »Production of time series of vegetation indicators »Area & yield estimations »Food security & development applications »Data dissemination
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/201411 JRC-MARS & VITO: 30 YEARS of NOAA-AVHRR over EUROPE Long Term Averages (1981-2011 for 3 Variables in 4 Months FebruaryMay August November FAPAR LST NDVI
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 12 METOP-AVHRR: examples of global products NDVI LST Total Observations Clear Observations September 2010 Dekad 1
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/201413 AVHRR-Processing: Interactive Quality Control Radiometric Errors Geometric Shifts
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved SPIRITS Software for the Processing and Interpretation of Remotely Sensed Image Time Series »Time series can »select a scenario via its name »create a new scenario »view the selected scenario »edit the selected scenario (formerly known as Mars-Food Application)
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15 EUMETCast - concept »What is EUMETCast? »A multi-service dissemination system based on standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-S) technology, using commercial telecommunication satellites to multicast files (data and products) to a wide user community »Off-the shelf, standard, low cost, commercially available reception equipment (comparable to household satellite TV) »Operated by EUMETSAT »Fast (12-14Mbps in EU) & reliable Image courtesy of EUMETSAT
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/2014VITO: remote sensing & agriculture 16 Food security monitoring in Africa »Main constraints in Africa »Less information on Agriculture, subsistence agriculture, highly fragmented »Vulnerable to climate events (drought, floods,...) with potentially high human impact »Limited capacity locally »VITO works together with »FAO, WFP, local ministries »Partnership in Europe through GMFS (Global monitoring for Food Security project) »To »To strengthen capacity »To assess the agricultural season (anomalies, yield, area)
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved Usage VECMAP
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/2014 Training »Training session in the following domains: »Imaging spectroscopy »Low resolution imagery processing »Low resolution applications »Training sessions held in: »Europe »Indonesia »Africa
Confidential – © 2009, VITO NV – All rights reserved 15/02/201419 Thank you! Flemish Institute for Technological Research Remote sensing department - Applications unit Boeretang 200 2400 B-Mol Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +32 14 336807 Fax: +32 14 32 2795
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