5th EnMAP Summerschool

The 5th EnMAP School successfully took place at Trier University from 3rd to 8th April 2016. 30 participants and 14 lecturers from universities and research centers in 8 countries addressed a range of topics of hyperspectral remote sensing. Besides from lectures presenting current research as well as status and perspectives of the EnMAP mission, the participants worked in small groups focusing on practical applications in one of the main topics agriculture, forest, ecosystems, water, and geology/soils. One day was dedicated to forest applications alone including a field trip to the new local national park Hunsrück-Hochwald.

EnMAP Flight campaign data available for download

We are happy to announce that the first datasets published in the context of the EnMAP preparatory flight campaigns series are available for download now. Several hyperspectral airborne flight surveys have been carried out to support method and application development in the prelaunch phase. A metadata base provides an overview of the campaigns, information about recorded airborne hyperspectral data sets and other data associated to the respective campaigns like field and laboratory measurements, as well as availability of simulated EnMAP and Sentinel-2 data. In addition, all datasets are accompanied by a report describing in detail how the data were acquired and (pre)processed. The datasets are provided free of charge for scientific purposes under a Creative Commons Licence CC BY-SA 4.0 Unported Licence.

New Scientific Principal Investigator of the EnMAP mission

Prof. Hermann Kaufmann (GFZ) retires after a successful career as one of the world-wide leading experts in the field of hyperspectral remote sensing. He initiated the spaceborne hyperspectral satellite mission EnMAP and became the Scientific Principal Investigator of this long-term research and development program. Since October, 2014, Prof. Luis Guanter succeeds Prof. Hermann Kaufmann and takes up the position as the new Scientific Principal investigator.