EUFAR, The European Facility for Airborne Research in Environmental and Geosciences brings together infrastructure operators of both instrumented research aircraft and remote-sensing instruments with the scientific user community, both expert and early-stage researchers, other data users and stakeholders.
EUFAR has existed since 2000 for the purpose of linking the airborne environmental research community (both facility operators and scientific users) in Europe. Around 120 flight campaigns, funded by EU Research Infrastructures programmes, have been supported where the users did not normally have access to appropriate airborne observing facilities through their national research funding. Other successful outcomes have included joint research activities focussed on the development of improved data quality and standards, the organization of summer schools where student groups have obtained hands-on experience in airborne research topics and the publication of a textbook on airborne measurements for environmental research.
In 2018, EUFAR was established as an AISBL – an international not-for-profit association under Belgian law. This is supported by its member organisations (currently 13 from 9 countries) with the leading objective to maintain EUFAR as a central point of contact for scientists who require airborne observations to support their research. Its membership includes organisations that are leaders in the operation and use of research aircraft and instrumentation, both in terms of in-situ atmospheric measurements and the use of imaging and other remote-sensing techniques for the study of the Earth’s surface.
Contact: Ils Reusen
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as the national space agency of Japan, conducts integrated space activities from basic research and development, to utilization, to support the Japanese government.
The JAXA Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) carries out the calibration and validation of satellite data, as well as earth science and applied research using the data.
The research in the EORC is spread in the field of earth science, such as global climate change, water cycle, atmospheric environment and crustal movements from developing calibration & validation and analysis methods to improve data accuracy of sensors onboard earth observation satellites.
Contact: Kazuo UMEZAWA
A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996 and is dedicated to fostering open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We have published the research of more than 330,000 individual authors, and our journals have received more than 14 million monthly webpage views. Here are some represented journals: Remote Sensing; Atmosphere; Water; Sustainability; Data; Soil Systems; IJGI; Drones. Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292; IF 4.509) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal about the science and application of remote sensing technology and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) and the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) are affiliated with Remote Sensing, and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.
Contact: Amiee Shi
Terrascope is the Belgian online platform for Earth observation data. With the Terrascope online platform, VITO makes open-source satellite images of the EC’s Copernicus programme easily accessible to all users, free of charge and certainly until 2030. These data are particularly valuable for authorities to formulate better policies and for companies to develop new information products. Good for more accurate analyses, improved predictions and sound decisions. Discover some operational use cases at www.terrascope.be.
Contact: Jurgen Everaerts
VITO is an independent leading international research and service center in the area of cleantech and sustainable development. Its goal is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world though applying knowledge and technological innovations in the domains of chemistry, materials, health, energy and land use.
VITO Remote Sensing has more than 20 years of experience in transforming raw Earth observation data into objective consumable information. Remote Sensing has grown to a powerful tool in search of true information about our environment, society and economy, and has become a key element in reaching a sustainable balance on our planet.
Contact: Bart Deronde
The Georadar Research Centre of the Earth and Life Institute - Environmental Siences at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) develops and integrates cutting-edge electromagnetic modeling and hydrogeophysical methods in both fundamental and applied research projects to enhance non-destructive imaging and characterization of subsurface and material properties using ultra-wideband ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Research focuses in particular on full-wave radar modeling and inversion for non-destructive characterization of soils and materials and mapping of the soil hydrogeophysical properties to support precision agriculture and environmental research and engineering. Our latest development is a drone-borne GPR for field-scale, high-resolution soil moisture mapping to support, e.g., precision irrigation for more efficient water use.
Contact: Sébastien Lambot
Journal of Remote Sensing is an online-only, Open Access Science Partner Journal published in affiliation with Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences and distributed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The journal publishes high-quality research on the theory, science, and technology of remote sensing, as well as interdisciplinary research with earth science and information science to benefit the earth observation community.
Contact: Ashley Hylton
ReSe Applications LLC is a specialized Swiss company focused on high-end processing of optical and thermal remote sensing data. The company is dedicated to the development of remote sensing software applications for pre-processing of multispectral and hyperspectral images. Over the last twenty years, ReSe has continued to advance the development of its premium range of software applications, delivering top-performing off-the-shelf solutions: for direct orthorectification with PARGE, for atmospheric correction with ATCOR and for radiometric processing with MODO. A special focus is on imaging spectroscopy including both, satellite and airborne imagery. With the software application DROACOR, the company goes one step ahead in the area of drone imagery. DROACOR is a new fully automatic drone based atmospheric correction and reflectance retrieval package suited for multispectral and hyperspectral image data sets. ReSe Applications LLC stands ready as ever to address new challenges and to deliver powerful solutions for processing improvements.
Contact: Natalia García, Sales Manager
TerraQuanta is an industry leading satellite imagery analytics company based in Beijing, China. At TerraQuanta, using creative AI techniques to extract information from data on the scale of 10 PB is what we do everyday.
We predict global agriculture yields; trace global water pollution; monitor civil constructions; calculate oil reserve, and all the cool stuff. TerraQuanta aspires to build a digital earth engine, that can trace what happened, knows what's happening and predict what will happen on earth's surface. We help enterprises make better decisions on insights from satellites.
Contact: Jessie Song