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ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: BioSCape

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:22 pm America/New_York
by ORNL - yaxingwei
Hi,

The ORNL DAAC needs a new GCMD project vocabulary entry, here are the details:

Short name: BioSCape
Long name: Biodiversity Survey of the Cape

Definition: The Biodiversity Survey of the Cape (BioSCape) is an international collaboration between the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) to study biodiversity in South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR). The GCRF was selected due to two exceptional hotspots of both terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. The GCRF is listed among the World’s 200 Significant Ecoregions. The BioSCape is an integrated field and airborne campaign occurring in 2023. The campaign will collect UV/visible to short wavelength infrared (UVSWIR) and thermal imaging spectroscopy and laser altimetry LiDAR data over terrestrial and aquatic targets using four airborne instruments: Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer - Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG), Portable Remote Imaging SpectroMeter (PRISM), Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), and Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES). The anticipated airborne data set is unique in its size and scope and unprecedented in its instrument combination and level of detail. These airborne data will be accompanied by a range of biodiversity-related field observations. BioSCape’s primary objective is to understand the structure, function, and composition of the region’s ecosystems, and to learn about how and why they are changing in time and space.

Reference: https://www.bioscape.io

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks,
Yaxing

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: BioSCape

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2023 7:57 am America/New_York
by GCMD - tstevens
@ORNL - yaxingwei
Thank you for your keyword request. We will let you know when it is complete.

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: BioSCape

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2023 7:45 am America/New_York
by GCMD - tstevens
@ORNL - yaxingwei The project keyword has been added; please review

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Project: BioSCape

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2023 9:54 am America/New_York
by ORNL - yaxingwei
Thanks @GCMD - tstevens, it looks good!