Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy

Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy (GSIS)

WELCOME

The Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Technical Committee (GSIS TC) provides a community of practice for all stakeholders engaged in spaceborne imaging spectroscopy with an emphasis on geoscientific applications.

  • Organization
  • Activities
  • Training
  • Publications
  • Members
  • Contact

Topics

Relevant topics of discussions includes calibration and validation, interoperability among missions, ‘best practice’ mission implementation, mass data management challenges, the development of a forward work plan for improved coordination activities amongst national space agencies, information extraction and, standardization of data products.

Mission

The mission of the GSIS TC is to share information on future spaceborne imaging spectroscopy (“hyperspectral”) missions, to provide opportunities for new partnerships between national space agencies, commercial spaceborne imaging spectroscopy data providers, research institutions and user community, and, to build a knowledge base on underpinning capabilities required for imaging spectroscopy missions to enable uptake of spaceborne imaging spectroscopy by the geoscientific community.

Organization

The GSIS Technical Committee encourages participation from all its members. The committee organization includes the Chair and two Co-Chairs.

GSIS Technical Committee Chair

Dr. Uta Heiden
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Germany

GSIS Technical Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Cindy Ong
CSIRO Energy
Australia

GSIS Technical Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Jens Nieke
ESA/ESTEC
The Netherlands

Meetings

 

Future Meetings

None

 

Past Meetings

GSIS topics at IGARSS 2020 (Virtual Conference) at the following sessions:

IGARSS 2020 Highlights Page

 

Webinar 22/09/2020, 16:00 CEST:

  • Title: GRSS Geoscience and Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy TC: Running and planned spaceborne imaging spectroscopy missions and related activities, Presentation

13th GSIS Technical Committee Meeting
IGARSS 2019 in Yokohama, Japan

12th GSIS Technical Committee Meeting
IGARSS 2018 in Valencia, Spain

Reflectance-based, imaging spectrometer error budget field practicum in Nevada Rail Road Valley Test Site, USA, July, 28 – Aug 3, 2017 (web page)

11th GSIS Technical Committee Meeting
IGARSS 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Invited GSIS TC sessions at IGARSS 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, website

Reflectance-Based, Imaging Spectrometer Error Budget Training Course, at IGARSS 2016 in Beijing, China, website

10th ISIS Technical Committee Meeting, IGARSS 2016 in Beijing, China

Hyperspectral Cal/Val Workshop, October 7-9, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, website

9th ISIS Technical Committee Meeting, IGARSS 2015 in Milano, Italy, presentations

GRSS AdCom Meeting, March 2015

GRSS AdCom Telecon, November 20, 2014, Presentation

IGARSS invited ISIS session on “International Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Missions: Updates and News (I.33)”
IGARSS 2014 in Quebec, Canada

IGARSS 2014 invited ISIS session on “Calibration and Validation and standards in support of Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Missions”
IGARSS 2014 in Quebec, Canada

8th ISIS Technical Committee Meeting
IGARSS 2014 in Quebec, Canada, Wednesday, July 16 at 17:30 – 18:30 in Room 2104-AB
Agenda + Presentation from Chairs
Other presentations:

GRSS AdCom Meeting
IGARSS 2014 in Quebec, Canada, July 11 – 12, 2014
Agenda, Presentation

GRSS AdCom Meeting
Washington, DC, USA, March 8 – 10, 2014
Presentation

GRSS AdCom Meeting
IGARSS 2013 in Melbourne, Australia, July 19 – 20, 2013
Agenda, Report

7th ISIS Technical Committee Meeting
IGARSS 2013 in Melbourne, Wednesday, July 24 at 17:30 in Room 6
Report

GRSS AdCom Meeting
Los Angeles, USA, March 1-2, 2013
Presentation

GRSS AdCom Meeting
Reykjavik, November 3-4, 2012
Presentation

GRSS AdCom Meeting
Frascati, March 3-4, 2012

6th ISIS Working Group Meeting
IGARSS 2012 in Munich, Germany
Agenda, Report

5th ISIS Working Group Meeting
IGARSS 2011 in Vancouver, Canada
Agenda, Presentation, Introduction to HSI instrument onboard HJ-1A satellite

4th ISIS Working Group Meeting
IGARSS 2010 in Hawai, USA
Agenda, Hyper-X instrument overview

3rd ISIS Working Group Meeting
6th EARSeL SIG IS Workshop, 2009
Agenda, Presentation

2nd ISIS Working Group Meeting
IGARSS 2008 in Boston, USA
Agenda

1st ISIS Working Group Meeting
IGARSS 2007, 16th November 2007 – Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Agenda, Report

Training

July 2016 at CSA, Beijing, China
Reflectance-Based Imaging Spectrometer Error Budget Training Course 
Presented by Kurtis Thome (NASA Goddard), Chris MacLellan (University of Edinburgh), Cindy Ong (CSIRO), Martin Bachmann (DLR)

 

August 2017 at University of Arizona/Rail-Road-Valley, USA
Reflectance-based imaging spectrometer error budget field practicum in Rail Road Valley Test Site, USA
Presented by Kurtis Thome (NASA), Jeff Czapla-Myers and Stuart Biggar (University of Arizona), Ian Lau (CSIRO), and others

 

July 2018 at University of Valencia, Spain
Reflectance-Based Calibration of Imaging Spectrometer Training Course @ UVEG
Presented by Kurt Thome (NASA), Ron Lockwood (Lincoln Lab), Cindy Ong (CSIRO),  Luis Alonso (Uni of Valencia), and students of his lab

 

Publications

Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Mission Compilation After each IGARSS, we update this mission compilation. This is in cooperation with the EnMAP Ground Segment Team at DLR, Germany. Compilation Link: www.enmap.org/science/community

Ong, K. Thome, U. Heiden, J. Czapla-Myers and A. Mueller, "Reflectance-Based Imaging Spectrometer Error Budget Field Practicum at the Railroad Valley Test Site, Nevada [Technical Committees]," in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 111-115, Sept. 2018, DOI: 10.1109/MGRS.2018.2841934. (ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8474453)

Staenz and A. Held, "Summary of current and future terrestrial civilian hyperspectral spaceborne systems," 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, 2012, pp. 123-126, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351621. (ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6351621)

Webinar September 2020 "Running and planned spaceborne imaging spectroscopy missions and related activities" by Uta Heiden (DLR), Cindy Ong (CSIRO), Jens Nieke (ESA), and Nicole Pinnel (DLR). Youtube Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DkNj65lkQc

Current membership (as of February 2021)

Contact

The GSIS TC is open for a wide range of people with different expertise and background and working in different application areas. We are happy to:

  • Receive your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for future activities
  • Get your input for the next newsletter
  • News to be distributed via the GSIS email list
  • Discuss with you about GSIS subgroups
  • Get you involved!

 

You can contact the Committee Chairs by email at gsis_chairs@grss-ieee.org

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