Space Station Synergies: Applying ECOSTRESS and EMIT to ecological problems for Scientific Insight

The International Space Station is a critical asset for the Earth science community – both for advancing critical science and applications priorities, and as a platform for technology demonstrations/pathfinders. These benefits have been particularly significant in recent years, with the installation and operation of instruments such as ECOSTRESS, a multispectral thermal instrument, and EMIT, a visible to short wave infrared imaging spectrometer with best-in-class signal to noise - both acquiring data at field-scale (<70-m). With both sensors mounted on the ISS, there is an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate the compounded benefits of working with both datasets. In this workshop we highlight the power of these tools when used together, through the use of open source tools and services, cloud compute resources to effectively combine data from ECOSTRESS and EMIT to perform scientific analyses and apply data to real world issues.

This workshop is hosted by NASA Land Processes Distributed Activate Archive Center(LP DAAC) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with support from the NASA Openscapes project.
Hands-on exercises will be executed from a Jupyter Hub on the Openscapes 2i2c cloud instance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Imaging Spectroscopy and thermal measurements 101, the electromagnetic spectrum and sensor specific considerations
  • How to access EMIT and ECOSTRESS data
  • Data Preprocessing and Exploratory Analysis
  • How to manipulate, combine, and visualize EMIT and ECOSTRESS data

Learning Focus:

Practical Skills for Science

Knowledge & Career Level:

Beginner, Intermediate

Target Audience:

  • Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • Hydrology
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Science and Society
  • Biogeosciences

Contact Info

Voice: +1-866-573-3222
Organization: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)¹
Date last modified: 12-05-2023

¹Work performed under USGS contract G15PD00467 for NASA contract NNG14HH33I.