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Funding by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Funding ID: Grant agreement No 775983
Project executing or management agency: European Commission
Funding period: 02/2018. - 10/2022 
Project partners: Institut Royal des Sciences Neturele de Belgique (RBINS) – PI, Consejo Nacional deInvestigationes Cientificas Y Tecnicas (CONICET ) I Consiglio Nationale Delle Ricerche (CNR) I HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum (GFZ), Laboratoire D’Ooceanographie de Villefranche (LOV) UMR 7093 I Sorbonne Universite (SU) I National Physical Laboratory Management Ltd. (NPL) I Tartu Observatory – University of Tartu (TO)

HYPERNETS is aiming to develop a new lower-cost hyperspectral radiometer including an associated pointing system and embedded calibration device for automated measurement of water and land multidirectional reflectance. The instrument will be tested in a prototype network covering a wide range of water and land types and operating conditions. Quality controlled data with associated uncertainty estimates will be provided automatically for the validation of optical satellite missions. Preparations will be made

  • for the new instrument design (and related calibration service) to be commercialized with an expected lifetime of at least ten years and
  • for the networks to be further expanded to become the primary source of surface reflectance validation data for all spectral bands of optical satellite missions for at least the next ten years.

The GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam is responsible for evaluating the instrument and system on land surfaces. Therefore, GFZ will operate up to three HYPERNETS systems at the DEMMIN site, to ensure the quality of multi-mission time series. Additionally, GFZ will provide the validation protocol for optical satellite missions in which it will be used in any land applications. Based on that, GFZ is responsible for the multi-mission validation of land products.

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