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Preface: The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) Mission: Preparing for Its Scientific Exploitation

Section 1.4 Remote Sensing, Helmholtz Center Potsdam GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, University of Nantes, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP92208, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3, France
ESA-ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre and Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada
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Academic Editor: Prasad S. Thenkabail
Remote Sens. 2016, 8(11), 957;
Received: 15 November 2016 / Accepted: 15 November 2016 / Published: 17 November 2016
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The imaging spectroscopy mission EnMAP aims to assess the state and evolution of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, examine the multifaceted impacts of human activities, and support a sustainable use of natural resources. Once in operation (scheduled to launch in 2019), EnMAP will provide high-quality observations in the visible to near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectral range. The scientific preparation of the mission comprises an extensive science program. This special issue presents a collection of research articles, demonstrating the potential of EnMAP for various applications along with overview articles on the mission and software tools developed within its scientific preparation. View Full-Text
Keywords: EnMAP; imaging spectroscopy; hyperspectral; Earth observation; satellite mission EnMAP; imaging spectroscopy; hyperspectral; Earth observation; satellite mission

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Foerster, S.; Carrère, V.; Rast, M.; Staenz, K. Preface: The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) Mission: Preparing for Its Scientific Exploitation. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 957.

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