NCEO have the instrumentation and capability to conduct airborne remote sensing campaigns in the UK, Europe and worldwide using a suite of image sensors covering spectral bands 400 to 2500 nm and 7.6 to 12.5 um, therefore allowing hyperspectral imaging and spectrometric data in the infrared ranges VNIR, SWIR and LWIR. This capability coupled with 100 MP digital photography and a LiDAR capable of fullwave form, single and multiple point data provides a comprehensive remote sensing capability.
To calculate pixel size and swath width on the ground of the hyperspectral (Fenix) an Thermal (Owl) sensors please use this link: https://nerc-arf-dan.pml.ac.uk/pixelsize/pixelsize.html
This capability was formally offered by the NERC Airborne Research Facility but are now being extended and offered to the community by NCEO.
The opportunities can be accessed through NCEO’s Earth Observation Instrumentation and Facilities (EOIF) Division led by Professor Martin Wooster at NCEO-King’s. To discuss science opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and to discuss detailed technical and planning information for airborne science contact email@example.com
Environmental researchers across the NERC portfolio can access this airborne remote sensing acquisition capability via the UKRI grant process, via direct payment, or via other project funding (e.g. EU, ESA, commercial projects etc). Please get in touch to discuss options and opportunities.