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GEO 2017-2019 Work Programme

 

Synergized Multi-Source Remote Sensing Products and Services

Activity ID: 104

Overview

Due to a rapidly increasing of applications, multi-scale global common remote sensing product are needed based on the collaboration using shared infrastructures and on-line services need to be evolved within GEOSS and GCI. Initially, to advance these objectives, the primary focus of this activity would be a coherent cluster of 3 main themes: 1) multi-source normalization processing, 2) multi-scale common product generation, and 3) Global Product Evaluation and Validation. Eventually, this Task will assist users of all levels of expertise to find and discover application information including access tools and visualization capabilities. These objectives will be advanced by leveraging and coordinating with selected national and international data, modeling and information access groups and efforts including NRSCC, NASA, NOAA, and ESA and others to explore new opportunities for enhanced coordination and synergy among GEO Stakeholders.

Activities for the period

As more and more earth observation data accumulated, different countries have constructed kinds of product generation system based on single satellite series. However, the different remote sensing products are quite inconsistent and have non-negligible uncertainty, which become one bottleneck to seriously restrict the application. GEOSS must evolve to promote not only the access to the data, but the technology and standards to support the Multi-source Synergized Remote Sensing Data Processing, Common Product Generation, Global Product Evaluation and Validation.

The objectives include:

  • Promote the international standard for GEOSS multi-source data synergized processing, common product generation, and validation;
  • Promote greater collaboration for development of the GEOSS MUSYQ;
  • Promote an operational common product validation network;
  • Promote the GCI with the software tools, and global common products, beside only for the data sharing;
  • Promote the application and services for all kinds of uses –ecosystem services, agriculture, water resources, forests and carbon etc.

Specific tasks include:

  • The normalization of moderate to low resolution remote sensing data;
  • The Multi-source Synergized Remote Sensing Common Product Generation platform for Products including:
    • Radiation-related: Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), Downward Shortwave Radiation (DSR), Downward Longwave Radiation (DLR), Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), Land Surface Net Radiation (LSNR), Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Land Surface Albedo (BRDF,LSA), Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST, LSE);
    • Vegetation-related: Leaf Area Index (LAI), Vegetation Index(VI), biomass, Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR), phenology, Net Primary Productivity, Fraction of Vegetation Cover (FVC);
    • Hydrology-related: soil moisture, Evaportranspiration (ET).
  • Develop the global Product Evaluation and Validation Network;
  • Long time series remote sensing product generation and releasing;
  • Demonstration application and services for all kinds of uses –radiation budget, ecosystem services, agriculture, forests and carbon etc.

Resources

Data and Software

  • A remote sensing data center provides most of the remote sensing data of China;
  • A software system using MODIS, FY3/MERSI & VIRR, AVHRR, HJ-1/CCD, Landsat/TM to produce some of the vegetation and radiation remote sensing products;
  • A  Chinese validation network in national scale where the core observation sites are the Huailai Station, the Hulunber Station, the Heihe Station and the Jingyuetan Station;
  • A prototype land surface remote sensing product validation system (LAPVAS) which facilitates the implementation of desired function in data acquisition and validation techniques to validate 14 kinds of remote sensing products.

Projects and financials:

  • Currently there are several related projects, including:
    • Chinese 863 key Program “Integrated space-borne, airborne and ground-based quantitative remote sensing system and applications” ( 8 million/yr);
    • Chinese 973 project " Remote sensing information dynamic analysis and modeling over complex terrain " (4 million/yr);
    • projects supported by the state key laboratory of Remote Sensing Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (5 million/yr) ;
    • projects supported from the Natural Science Foundation of China (2million/yr);
    • other potential projects from Ministry of Science and Technology.

Leadership

Contributors

Members: Australia, China, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, UK, USA.

Links across the Work Programme

Flagships: GEO BON; GEOGLAM; GFOI.

Initiatives: EO4EA; GEO Carbon and GHG; GEO ECO; GEOGLOWS; GEO-GNOME, GEOSS-EVOLVE.

Community Activities: Data Analysis and Integration System (DIAS); In-Situ Observations and Practices for the Water Cycle; Land Cover and Land Cover Change; Himalayan GEOSS.

Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)

Role

Name

Member/PO

Implementing Entity

Email

Lead

Qinhuo Liu

China

RADI-CAS

liuqh@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Alfredo Huete

Australia

n/a

alfredo.huete@uts.edu.au

Contributor

Zhong Bo

China

CAS

zhongbo@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Zhongxin Chen

China

n/a

chenzhongxin@caas.cn

Contributor

Yongming Du

China

CAS

duym@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Jinlong Fan

China

NSMC

fanjl@cma.gov.cn

Contributor

Fuqin Li

China

GA

fuqin.li@ga.gov.au

Contributor

Guoqing Li

China

CAS

gqli@ceode.ac.cn

Contributor

Hua Li

China

CAS

lihua@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Jia Li

China

CAS

jiali@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Jing Li

China

CAS

lijing@irsa.ac.cn

Contributor

Xin Li

China

CAS

lixin@lzb.ac.cn

Contributor

Xin Li

China

CAS

lixin@lzb.ac.cn

Contributor

Xin Li

China

CAS

lixin@lzb.ac.cn

Contributor

Zengyuan Li

China

n/a

zy@caf.ac.cn

Contributor

Zhaoliang Li

China

CAS

lizl@igsnrr.ac.cn

Contributor

Wenjian Ni

China

CAS

niwj@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Xiao Qing

China

CAS

xiaoqing@lzb.ac.cn

Contributor

Zhigang Wang

China

n/a

kevinwang2000@163.com

Contributor

Jianguang Wen

China

CAS

wenjg@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Hua Wu

China

CAS

wuhua@igsnrr.ac.cn

Contributor

Xiaozhou Xin

China

CAS

xinxz@radi.ac.cn

Contributor

Frédéric Baret

France

INRA

baret@avignon.inra.fr

Contributor

Lucien Wald

France

MINES ParisTech

lucien.wald@mines-paristech.fr

Contributor

Paolo Marcoionni

Italy

NRC

paolo.marcoionni@sofasi.it

Contributor

Massimo Menenti

Italy

n/a

m.menenti@tudelft.nl

Contributor

Bob Su

Netherlands

n/a

z.su@utwente.nl

Contributor

Isabel Franco Trigo

Portugal

n/a

isabel.trigo@ipma.pt

Contributor

Phil Lewis

United Kingdom

UCL

plewis@geog.ucl.ac.uk

Contributor

Jan-Peter Muller

United Kingdom

UCL

jpm@mssl.ucl.ac.uk

Contributor

Kevin Gallo

United States

NOAA

kevin.p.gallo@noaa.gov

Contributor

Feng Gao

United States

USDA

feng.gao-1@nasa.gov

Contributor

Christian Gueymard

United States

n/a

chris@solarconsultingservices.com

Contributor

Shashi Gupta

United States

n/a

shashi.k.gupta@nasa.gov

Contributor

Ranga Meneni

United States

n/a

ranga.myneni@gmail.com

Contributor

Thomas Painter

United States

NASA

thomas.painter@jpl.nasa.gov

Contributor

Donglian Sun

United States

GMU

dsun@gmu.edu

Contributor

Yunyue Yu

United States

NOAA

yunyue.yu@noaa.gov

Contributor

Xiaoyang Zhang

United States

n/a

xiaoyang.zhang@sdstate.edu