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CAMPAIGNS

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

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    Sentinel-3 OLCI Tandem 2018 2018

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    Sentinel-3 OLCI Tandem 2018

    In 2018, a tandem campaign was conducted between the Sentinel-3A and 3B satellites to help test the future FLEX mission.

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    Wind Val III 2018

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    Wind Val III

    The objectives the WindVal III campaign were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt of the last airborne campaigns in 2009, 2015 and 2016,

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    Wind Val II 2016

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    Wind Val II

    The objectives for the WindVal II campaign in 2016 were derived from the results, experience and lessons learnt from these last airborne campaigns in 2009 and 2015.

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    SoyFLEX II 2016 2016

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    SoyFLEX II 2016

    The SoyFLEX II experiment was a repetition of an experiment that took place during the 2015 campaign in Germany.

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    EPATAN 2016 2016

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    EPATAN 2016

    The main scientific objectives of EPATAN 2016 (Earthcare PrepAraTion cAmpaigN) were derived from the scientific objectives of EarthCARE.

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    Wind Val I 2015

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    Wind Val I

    The objectives for this campaign in 2015 were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt from the last airborne campaign in 2009.

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    SoyFLEX 2015 2015

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    SoyFLEX 2015

    SoyFLEX 2015 took place over the agricultural area around Jülich, Germany and Rzecin wetland site, Poland

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    FLEX EU 2014 2014

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    FLEX EU 2014

    The FLEX-EU Campaign was carried out in 2014 over an agricultural area around Jülich, Germany, Latisana, Italy and forest sites in Czech Republic

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    SEN2EXP 2013

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    SEN2EXP

    In this campaign, the data gap for broad leaf forests is addressed as suitable reference datasets of sufficient quality do not exist.

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    FLEX-US 2013

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    FLEX-US

    The primary goal of the 2013 joint ESA/NASA airborne campaign was to record an unprecedented FLEX-like dataset containing maps of sun-induced fluorescence, hyperspectral reflectance, surface temperature, and canopy structure.

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    HYFLEX 2012

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    HYFLEX

    This HYFLEX campaign aimed to deliver maps of sun-induced fluorescence recorded from airborne measurements using the approaches of the spaceborne FLEX mission.

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    CEFLES2 2007

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    CEFLES2

    The objective of the CEFLES2 campaigns was to provide key reference data and background knowledge for the preparatory phases of the Sentinel‐2 and FLEX missions.

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    SEN2FLEX 2005

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    SEN2FLEX

    SENtinel-2 and FLuorescence EXperiment (SEN2FLEX) campaign combines different activities in support of initiatives related both to fluorescence experiments and Sentinel-2 initiative for prototyping of resolutions to meet mission requirements.

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    SPARC 2003 - 2004

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    SPARC

    ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

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    SIFLEX 2002

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    SIFLEX

    The Solar Induced Fluorescence Experiment (SIFLEX) 2002 campaign was to understand whether solar-induced fluorescence measurements might someday be used to monitor and map the photochemical activity of boreal forests from space.

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    CLARE 1998 - 2000

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    CLARE

    CLARE 2000: Cloud Lidar and Radar Experiments were to provide an extended data base and develop new analysis methods.