News & Events 2014

The INFORM Newsletter 2014 summarizing the 1st year progress and upcoming events is available from the Downloads page. 

 


 

VITO presented INFORM recommendations at the 2nd Joint ESA-EUMETSAT Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) meeting, 3-4 December 2014, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany. The presentation is available from the Downloads page.

 


 

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission published the 6th FP7 Space research brochure presenting 58 projects. The brochure 'Into space' is available from the Downloads page.

 


 

VITO presented a GEO Inland and Coastal Water Quality webinar on the INFORM project on 25 September 2014. Video recording and presentation can be downloaded from the GEO Inland and Water Quality webinar series website.

 


 

Teams from U STIRLING (UK), CNR (Italy), Balaton Limnological Research Institute (Hungary), the Central-Transdanubian Water Directorate (Hungary) and VITO (Belgium) performed in-situ (optical and water constituents) measurements during

Landsat-8 acquisition on 9, 16 and 25 July 2014

HICO acquisition on 9, 11, 17, 18 and 21 July 2014

APEX acquisition on 19 and 25 July 2014

at Lake Balaton and Kis Balaton in Hungary

 

 


 

View on Lake Balaton as seen from the DO-228 DLR aircraft carrying APEX

APEX operator Bart Ooms (VITO) during APEX hyperspectral image acquisition on 19 July 2014 above Lake Balaton and Kis Balaton in Hungary

One of the raw and uncorrected quicklooks acquired with APEX on 19 July 2014 from Lake Balaton and the surrounding land. APEX hyperspectral images will be used to study water quality at Lake Balaton and the adjacency effect caused by the surrounding land. APEX hyperspectral images of Kis Balaton will be used to study macrophytes. Furthermore, APEX hyperspectral images wll be used to simulate upcoming satellite images (Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, EnMAP and PRISMA)
 


 

Teams of U STIRLING, CNR and VITO arrived at Lake and Kis Balaton in Hungary and are ready to perform in-situ measurements (optical and water constituents measurements) during the Landsat-8 and HICO satellite acquisitions and APEX airborne hyperspectral acquisitions between 9 and 28 July 2014 together with the local partners from the Balaton Limnological Research Institute and the Central-Transdanubian Water Directorate

 


 

INFORM partners participated in the  Lake User Consultation Meeting (Diversity II Inland waters and Globolakes), 19 May 2014, Villa Grazioli, Grottaferrata, Italy (link: http://www.diversity2.info/ucm/ucm2iw/)

 


 

INFORM partners presented three posters at the Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop, 20-22 May 2014, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy (link: http://seom.esa.int/S2forScience2014/)

   Macrophytes

 


 

INFORM partners participated in the Sentinel-2 aquatic data processing side meeting, 21 May 2014, Villa Grazioli, Grottaferrata, Italy




 

INFORM End-User Advisory Board (EUAB01) meeting, 20-21 March 2014, CNR-Venice, Italy

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Kick-Off meeting and Steering Advisory Board meeting, 23-24 January 2014, VITO-Mol, Belgium

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INFORM project announced by VITO at the Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) 1st meeting, 26-29 November 2013, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy