Köthen 2011/ 2012 - An EnMAP Preparatory Flight Campaign

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Jarmer, Thomas; Siegmann, Bastian (2017): Köthen 2011/ 2012 - An EnMAP Preparatory Flight Campaign. GFZ Data Services.


I   N       R   E   V   I   E   W : Jarmer, Thomas; Siegmann, Bastian (2017): Köthen 2011/ 2012 - An EnMAP Preparatory Flight Campaign. GFZ Data Services.


The dataset is composed of hyperspectral imagery acquired during airplane overflights on May 10th, 2011, June 27th, 2011 and May 24th, 2012 consisting of 367 and 368 spectral bands, respective-ly, ranging from VIS to SWIR (400 - 2500 nm) wavelength regions. The hyperspectral image data was acquired in the framework of the EnMAP preparation project HyLand (Hyperspectral remote sensing for the assessment of crop and soil parameters in precision farming and yield estimation). Within the project, innovative techniques were developed to derive crop and soil parameters from hyper-spectral remote sensing and terrestrial laser scanning data, which served as input parameters for novel yield estimation models.

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The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) is a German hyperspectral satellite mission that aims at monitoring and characterizing the Earth’s environment on a global scale. EnMAP serves to measure and model key dynamic processes of the Earth’s ecosystems by extract-ing geochemical, biochemical and biophysical parameters, which provide information on the status and evolution of various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In the frame of the EnMAP preparatory phase, pre-flight campaigns including airborne and in-situ measurements in different environments and for several application fields are being conducted. The main purpose of these campaigns is to support the development of scientific applications for EnMAP. In addition, the acquired data are input in the EnMAP end-to-end simulation tool (EeteS) and are employed to test data pre-processing and calibration-validation methods. The campaign data are made freely available to the scientific community under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. An overview of all available data is provided in in the EnMAP Flight Campaigns Metadata Portal (


  • Jarmer, Thomas;University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany
  • Siegmann, Bastian;Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jürlich, Germany



Foerster, Saskia; Küster Theres


Imaging Spectroscopy, Precision Farming, Yield Estimation

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