The proposed SIP will be divided into four main parts, EM Scattering properties, UAV technology, Environmental Informatics, and Applications. In the EM scattering properties part the main activity is improved understanding and modelling of the interaction of EM waves with the earth surface. This is necessary to develop new and improved algorithms for satellite remote sensing within the main activity areas at Norut IT: satellite oceanography, landcover/climate change monitoring, geohazards and cryosphere. In the UAV technology development we will focus on introducing UAV as an important new platform for remote sensing. Within Environmental Informatics we will work with ICT problems relevant for the new Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) con cept, new improved remote sensing data processing technology and integration of UAVs with satellite and in-situ data. The backbone of the project is an application part where we together with users will demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing with in selected application areas as e.g. glacier mass balance monitoring, improved vegetation classification, snow parameter mapping and ocean wind field estimation.
SIP-NHD-Strategiske instituttprogram finansiert av NHD