Terrestrial Ecosystem and Resources Informatics (iTERI)

 

The iTERI initiative seeks to advance the broader collaborative research initiative on Terrestrial Ecosystem and Resources Informatics (TERI), where partners from the Helmholtz Association, here the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have declared their interest to join forces in the framework of an integrated network project in the future. These discussions took place in 2012 and 2013.

The current iTERI collaboration involves the DLR and the Centre for Earth Observation (CEOS) at the University of Alberta, Canada, and focuses on two essential research aspects:

 

  • Assessing the ability of EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) satellite data to derive physical geological and lithological baseline information with similar information content and quality as derived by using existing airborne hyperspectral sensor systems.
  • Improving calibration, validation and information extraction approaches for emerging satellite products using ground based environmental stations, wireless sensor networks, data analytics and associated cyber infrastructure.

Research Coordinators

Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Benoit Rivard
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mr. Andreas Muller
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Remote Sensing Data Centre
Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

 

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