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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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    AfriScat 2015 - 2016

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    AfriScat

    AfriScat campaign, a follow on to TropiSCAT campaign, was to acquire long-term P-Band radar data in an African tropical forest.

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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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    AfriSAR 2016 2016

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    AfriSAR 2016

    In order to further support the BIOMASS mission development, especially concerning the mission concept verification and the development of geophysical algorithms, ESA funded the AfriSAR campaign.

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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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    AfriSAR 2015 2015

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    AfriSAR 2015

    During the AfriSAR 2015 campaign, shared between ONERA (dry season, July 2015) and DLR (wet season 2016), Pol-InSAR and TomoSAR airborne data set were collected over four test sites over Africa, therefore covering different forest structures.

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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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    TropiScat 2011 - 2012

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    TropiScat

    The major objectives of the experiment were the temporal survey of the variation of the measurements in time scales ranging from diurnal, weekly, monthly, up to 12 months of observation.

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    IceSAR 2012 2012

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    IceSAR 2012

    In the frame of IceSAR 2012, airborne SAR campaigns were carried out in Greenland in support of the Biomass candidate Earth Explorer mission.

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    BioSAR-3 2010

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    BioSAR-3

    The BioSAR-3 (BioSAR 2010) campaign was specifically planned and implemented to investigate possibilities for a future spaceborne P-band polarimetric and interferometric SAR with a life-time of multiple years.

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    TropiSAR 2009

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    TropiSAR

    The TropiSAR campaign objectives were the evaluation of P-Band radar imaging over tropical forests for biomass and forest height estimation.

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    BioSAR-2 2008

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    BioSAR-2

    The main objective of BioSAR-2 (BioSAR 2008) campaign was to record SAR data over boreal forests with topographic effects to investigate the effect on biomass retrieval.

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    BioSAR 2007

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    BioSAR

    The BioSAR campaign aimed to support geophysical algorithm development, calibration/validation and the simulation of future spaceborne Earth Observation missions.

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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.