NCAVEO is a knowledge exchange network established by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to support the calibration and validation of Earth observation data. NERC funding for the project finished in 2007, and since then this website has been maintained on a 'best efforts' basis. It remains a convenient source of information about the NCAVEO 2006 Field Campaign in particular, and additional examples and case studies will be added to the site as resources allow. The discussion forum and email distribution list are now closed.
details for the individuals involved in NCAVEO may be found by clicking on the 'Contact
The DMC constellation of small satellites provided several images to support the 2006 NCAVEO Field Experiment. DMC is a unique sensor because of its combination of wide swath and high spatial resolution. A single image covers an east-west extent of over 640 km, with a nominal ground resolution of 32 metres. Data were acquired in three spectral bands: green, red and near infra-red.
As part of the NCAVEO 2006 Field Campaign, data from the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) on-board the ESA PROBA satellite were acquired at the same time that teams were making measurements on the ground. The image shows a color composite of the CHRIS data collected on 17th June 2006.
The NCAVEO 2006 field campaign in Chilbolton, Hampshire took place from June 13th to June 23rd. The experiment provided a unique opportunity for researchers from various organisations and institutions to meet, share best practice and carry out field experiments.
The UK AERONET site at Chilbolton has been collecting atmospheric data since October 2005, subject to cloud conditions and instrument status.
NCAVEO is organising a field experiment in June 2006 which will provide the opportunity for partners to share expertise and information on the validation of EO data products for land applications. The area to be studied is 6km x 9km in extent, and is located south-east of Andover, Hampshire. It includes the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research and the UK AERONET site. Remotely sensed data will be collected from a range of airborne and satellite sensors, including CASI, lidar, CHRIS/PROBA, DMC and SPOT, and there will also be several teams collecting ground data.
The first phase of the CAESAR field experiment to validate remotely sensed atmospheric data products from satellite sensors is currently underway in southern England. As part of this work, an instrumented aircraft from the NERC/Met Office Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) is being flown over sites in southern England and the English Channel. Earlier this week the aircraft was diverted to collect data from the smoke plume resulting from the fire at the Buncefield oil storage depot.
The AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) program is now accepting and processing data from the NERC-FSF Cimel sun-photometer that is located at the CCLRC-Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire.