Post by Francesco Beccari, Headwall Sales Manager EMEA, Remote Sensing & Christoph Schimmer, geo-konzept GmbH Product Specialist Remote Sensing & UAV
We are attending this historic meeting in Bonn at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum!
From the FLEX User Workshop webpage at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH:
“The measurement of solar-induced fluorescence is an innovative remote sensing method that expands the capabilities of Earth observation. The goal is to gain new insights into photosynthesis of vegetation. With the FLuorescence EXplorer (FLEX), ESA will faciliate global solar-induced fluorescence measurements in the near future and will make these data available to the public. To ensure productive data use, the German FLEX project office is organizing a workshop entitled “Usage possibilities of the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX)”. During the workshop, users and interested parties will be given an overview of fluorescence research and the status of the mission. There will be an opportunity to discuss application areas and necessary data products with participants, the FLEX project office, and representatives of ESA and DLR. The goal of the workshop is to connect the different stakeholders and to jointly elaborate requirements and application areas of the mission. In addition, the results of a user survey will be presented as a contribution to the discussion.”
Headwall’s Solar-Induced Fluorescence imaging sensor provides an opportunity for cost-effective, high-resolution retrieval of chlorophyll fluorescence emission signatures monitoring plant health from a variety of remote-sensing platforms.