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AusCover	
  
Remote	
  sensing	
  for	
  Australian	
  environments	
  
	
  
Dr	
  Bek	
  Christensen	
  
www.auscover.org...
AusCover	
  
Produc1on	
  and	
  delivery	
  of	
  na#onally	
  consistent	
  long-­‐1me	
  
series	
  of	
  satellite-­‐b...
Remote	
  Sensing	
  Data	
  Delivery	
  Backbone	
  
• Solving	
  data	
  formats,	
  interoperability,	
  data-­‐policy,...
Perth	
  Node-­‐	
  not	
  ac;ve	
  
Surface	
  Reflectance	
  Products,	
  
Hyperspectral	
  data,	
  atmospheric	
  
Corr...
User	
  Reference	
  Group	
  
Current	
  AusCover	
  User	
  Advisory	
  Group	
  membership:	
  
Dr	
  John	
  Leys	
  (...
Infrastructure	
  
•  Data	
  products	
  –	
  satellite,	
  airborne,	
  field	
  
•  Data	
  delivery	
  and	
  access	
 ...
Landcover	
  dynamics	
  and	
  phenology	
  
•  Frac1onal	
  cover	
  
•  Persistent	
  green	
  
•  Phenology	
  
Vegeta1on	
  Structure	
  
•  Biomass	
  –	
  library	
  published,	
  map	
  coming	
  soon	
  
•  Height	
  	
  
•  fPAR...
Fire	
  dynamics	
  and	
  impacts	
  
•  Burned	
  area	
  
•  Grassland	
  curing	
  
•  Hotspots	
  
Burnt	
  area	
  m...
Cal/val	
  
•  Star	
  transects	
  +	
  tree	
  structure	
  
•  Terrestrial	
  LiDAR	
  (TLS)	
  
•  Hemispherical	
  ph...
Other	
  environmental	
  data	
  
•  Water	
  vapour	
  
•  Cloud	
  
•  Surface	
  reflectance	
  
•  Rainfall	
  
•  Air...
Data	
  delivery	
  –	
  field	
  portal	
  
hVp://qld.auscover.org.au/public/html/field/	
  
Data	
  delivery	
  
h^p://auscover.org.au/data/product-­‐list	
  
Data	
  delivery	
  
Links	
  to	
  detailed	
  metadata	
  (Xwiki),	
  data	
  download,	
  visualisa1on	
  
tool	
  and	...
Data	
  delivery	
  –	
  metadata	
  lis1ng	
  
E.g.-­‐	
  
h^p://www.auscover.org.au/xwiki/bin/view/Product+pages/Landsat...
Protocols	
  and	
  tools	
  
•  Data	
  handling	
  and	
  processing	
  standards	
  
•  ‘Good	
  prac1ce	
  guidelines’...
Perth	
  Node-­‐	
  not	
  ac;ve	
  
Surface	
  Reflectance	
  Products,	
  
Hyperspectral	
  data,	
  atmospheric	
  
Corr...
In	
  development	
  (2016-­‐2017)	
  
•  UAV	
  (mul1spectral,	
  hyperspectral,	
  thermal,	
  
LiDAR)	
  
•  New	
  dat...
16/17	
  and	
  beyond	
  
•  Reinvigora1ng	
  na1onal	
  network	
  
•  Improving	
  useability	
  for	
  non-­‐research	...
Links	
  
AusCover	
  website	
  –	
  www.auscover.org.au	
  	
  
AusCover	
  data	
  products	
  list	
  -­‐	
  
h^p://au...
Contacts	
  
	
  
Bek	
  Christensen	
  –	
  Engagement,	
  r.christensen1@uq.edu.au	
  	
  
Alex	
  Held	
  –	
  Facility...
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Aus cover perth 6 june 2016

  1. 1. AusCover   Remote  sensing  for  Australian  environments     Dr  Bek  Christensen   www.auscover.org.au  
  2. 2. AusCover   Produc1on  and  delivery  of  na#onally  consistent  long-­‐1me   series  of  satellite-­‐based  biophysical  map  products  and  next   genera1on  remote  sensing  research  data  that  is  validated   for  Australian  condi#ons.  
  3. 3. Remote  Sensing  Data  Delivery  Backbone   • Solving  data  formats,  interoperability,  data-­‐policy,   • Physical  storage,  efficient  delivery  to  end-­‐users  etc.   Data  Produc;on  Network   • Na1onally-­‐consistent,  standard  biophysical  data  products,   • Metadata  and  technical  support  documents   • Specialised  space-­‐borne,  airborne  &  in-­‐situ  research-­‐grade  data   Ground  Valida;on  Program  and  Instrumenta;on   • Set  na1onal  standards  &  field  valida1on  protocols   • AusPlots,  SuperSites  and  Environmental  transects  etc.   • Interna1onal  Benchmarking   How  we  work  –  program  structure  
  4. 4. Perth  Node-­‐  not  ac;ve   Surface  Reflectance  Products,   Hyperspectral  data,  atmospheric   Correc;on  ancillary  data;     Field  Valida;on   Data  from  Other  Na1onal  Agencies   And  Interna1onal  Space  Agencies     and  Collaborators   How  we  work  –  na1onal  network   Hobart  Node   UAV  –  mul;&   hyperspectral,  thermal   Melbourne  Node   Gridded  Climatology  Data   Airborne  Data  and  in-­‐situ   Sensor  data.     Adelaide  Node   Frac;onal  Land-­‐Cover  in     Rangelands  +  Field  Valida;on   Canberra  Node   Leaf-­‐Area  Index/FPAR  Product   Frac;onal  Cover   Dynamic  Land  Cover  Map   Airborne  Data  products   Sydney  Node   Time-­‐Series  Vegeta;on  Indexes   Phenology  Products  con;nental  +   In-­‐situ,  Valida;on   Brisbane  Node   Foliage  Projected  Cover   Airborne  Data  Products   Field  Data  &  Valida;on   Darwin  Node   Burnt-­‐Area  and  Bushfire   Products  and  Valida;on  
  5. 5. User  Reference  Group   Current  AusCover  User  Advisory  Group  membership:   Dr  John  Leys  (OEH)   Dr  Shan1  Reddy  (DoE)   Dr  Dan  Tindall  (DSITI)   Dr  Michele  Barson  (Dept  of  Ag)   Dr  Peter  Stone  (CSIRO)   Prof  Phil  Tickle  (CRCSI)   Dr  Stephen  Roxburgh  (CSIRO)   Dr  Andrew  Edwards  (CDU)   Dr  Brendan  McAtee   Dr  Wendy  Thompson     Dr  Stephen  van  Leeuwen  (DoPWS)   Dr  Lalage  Cherry  (DoE  -­‐  ERIN)    
  6. 6. Infrastructure   •  Data  products  –  satellite,  airborne,  field   •  Data  delivery  and  access   •  Tools  and  protocols   •  Networks  and  exper1se  
  7. 7. Landcover  dynamics  and  phenology   •  Frac1onal  cover   •  Persistent  green   •  Phenology  
  8. 8. Vegeta1on  Structure   •  Biomass  –  library  published,  map  coming  soon   •  Height     •  fPAR,  LAI   Biomass  field  data  
  9. 9. Fire  dynamics  and  impacts   •  Burned  area   •  Grassland  curing   •  Hotspots   Burnt  area  map  –   different  colours   represent  different   dates  of  burning  
  10. 10. Cal/val   •  Star  transects  +  tree  structure   •  Terrestrial  LiDAR  (TLS)   •  Hemispherical  photos   •  Airborne  hyperspectral  and  LiDAR   Hemi  photo,  Chowilla   TLS  scan,   Tumbarumba  
  11. 11. Other  environmental  data   •  Water  vapour   •  Cloud   •  Surface  reflectance   •  Rainfall   •  Air  temperature   •  Water  vapour  pressure   •  Solar  radia1on   •  Land  surface  temperature   Daily  solar  radia1on   Daily  rainfall  
  12. 12. Data  delivery  –  field  portal   hVp://qld.auscover.org.au/public/html/field/  
  13. 13. Data  delivery   h^p://auscover.org.au/data/product-­‐list  
  14. 14. Data  delivery   Links  to  detailed  metadata  (Xwiki),  data  download,  visualisa1on   tool  and  status  updates  as  relevant  
  15. 15. Data  delivery  –  metadata  lis1ng   E.g.-­‐   h^p://www.auscover.org.au/xwiki/bin/view/Product+pages/Landsat +Frac1onal+Cover   •  Preview  image   •  Link  to  data   •  Data  licence  and   access  rights   •  Alternate  1tle   •  Abstract/summary   •  Spa1al  extent     •  Temporal  extent   •  Point  of  contact   •  Credit   •  Keywords   •  Data  quality   •  Valida1on  status   •  Related  products   •  References   •  Algorithm   summary   •  Version  history   •  Metadata  history   Metadata  includes:  
  16. 16. Protocols  and  tools   •  Data  handling  and  processing  standards   •  ‘Good  prac1ce  guidelines’  for  field  cal/ val   •  Geo-­‐Wiki  
  17. 17. Perth  Node-­‐  not  ac;ve   Surface  Reflectance  Products,   Hyperspectral  data,  atmospheric   Correc;on  ancillary  data;     Field  Valida;on   Data  from  Other  Na1onal  Agencies   And  Interna1onal  Space  Agencies     and  Collaborators   Hobart  Node   UAV  –  mul;&   hyperspectral,  thermal   Melbourne  Node   Gridded  Climatology  Data   Airborne  Data  and  in-­‐situ   Sensor  data.     Adelaide  Node   Frac;onal  Land-­‐Cover  in     Rangelands  +  Field  Valida;on   Canberra  Node   Leaf-­‐Area  Index/FPAR  Product   Frac;onal  Cover   Dynamic  Land  Cover  Map   Airborne  Data  products   Sydney  Node   Time-­‐Series  Vegeta;on  Indexes   Phenology  Products  con;nental  +   In-­‐situ,  Valida;on   Brisbane  Node   Foliage  Projected  Cover   Airborne  Data  Products   Field  Data  &  Valida;on   Darwin  Node   Burnt-­‐Area  and  Bushfire   Products  and  Valida;on   Networks  and  exper1se  
  18. 18. In  development  (2016-­‐2017)   •  UAV  (mul1spectral,  hyperspectral,  thermal,   LiDAR)   •  New  data  streams,  e.g.  Himawari-­‐8,  RADAR,   Sen1nel1&2   •  Improved  user-­‐friendliness  –  online  tools  to   visualise  and  explore  data  products  
  19. 19. 16/17  and  beyond   •  Reinvigora1ng  na1onal  network   •  Improving  useability  for  non-­‐research   audience   •  Engaging  user  community  now  to  understand   needs  for  the  future…    
  20. 20. Links   AusCover  website  –  www.auscover.org.au     AusCover  data  products  list  -­‐   h^p://auscover.org.au/data/product-­‐list   Field  data  portal  -­‐   h^p://qld.auscover.org.au/public/html/field/   AusCover  Geo-­‐Wiki  -­‐   h^p://www.geo-­‐wiki.org/branches/auscover/    
  21. 21. Contacts     Bek  Christensen  –  Engagement,  r.christensen1@uq.edu.au     Alex  Held  –  Facility  Director,  alex.held@csiro.au   Ma^  Paget  –  Data  and  Systems  Coordinator,   ma^.paget@csiro.au  

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