BELAIR2015

The BELAIR2015 campaign was the 2nd BELAIR campaign with in-situ, UAV, APEX and satellite data acquisition at all three BELAIR sites.

BELAIR2015 data acquisition

The BELAIR2015 campaign was the 2nd BELAIR campaign with in-situ, UAV, APEX and satellite data acquisition at all three BELAIR sites.

In-situ data, UAV, APEX and satellite images were acquired by the HESBANIA, LITORA and SONIA teams in June-July 2015.

Before the BELAIR2015 campaign the radiometric and spectral performance of the field spectroradiometers operated by VITO (last calibration report 27/3/2015), UCL and VUB were verified in the dark room of VITO on 6 May 2015.  A verification report including recommendations was provided to each operator. After the BELAIR auxiliary training at VITO on 6 May 2015, a measurement protocol developed by VITO was provided to the participating ground teams.

The hyperspectal APEX sensor was calibrated (spectral, radiometric and geometric) at the Calibration Home Base (CHB) hosted by DLR in April 2015.

BELAIR2015 data policy

Satellite data purchased by BELSPO (Pléiades, ASTER, DMC, ...) remain property of BELSPO as stipulated in the contract letters SR/67/331a, b, c, d, e and f (BELAIR HESBANIA), SR/67/332a, b and c (BELAIR LITORA) and SR/03/333 (BELAIR SONIA)

Airborne APEX & UAV (RGB, Multispectral and/or Red-edge) imagery acquired over HESBANIA, LITORA and SONIA and in-situ data are released stepwise, depending on user type:

·All Remote Sensing (RS) data immediately and free-of-charge available to all participating Users. In-situ field data available upon request to the owner of the data, i.e. to the lab which actually acquired the field data

·Two years after delivery of the APEX data to the PI, all BELAIR data available to the entire international Scientific Community. The APEX data was delivered to the PI in November-December 2015.

For BELAIR 2015 data requests, contact the BELAIR2015 coordinator (ils.reusen@vito.be) and BELAIR2015 HESBANIA (stephanie.delalieux@vito.be), LITORA (liesbeth.dekeukelaere@vito.be), SONIA PI (boud.verbeiren@vub.ac.be), respectively.

 

All dissemination activities of BELAIR2015 results and data should mention the following sentence “The research pertaining to these results received financial aid by the Belgian Science Policy Office in the frame of the STEREO III programme – subsidy number SR/67/330 (BELAIR2015) and SR/67/331a, b, c, d, e and f (BELAIR HESBANIA), SR/67/332a, b and c (BELAIR LITORA) and SR/03/333 (BELAIR SONIA)

BELAIR 2015 data requests

BELAIR Coordinator

Ils REUSEN

VITO NV
+32 14 33 68 62
BELAIR-HESBANIA

Stephanie DELALIEUX

VITO NV
BELAIR-LITORA

Dries RAYMAEKERS

VITO NV
BELAIR-SONIA

Boud VERBEIREN

VUB-Vakgroep Hydrologie en waterbouwkunde
+32 2 629 36 35

All dissemination activities of BELAIR2013 results and data should mention the following sentence “The research pertaining to these results received financial aid by the Belgian Science Policy Office in the frame of the STEREO II programme – subsidy number SR/67/167 (BELAIR2013) and SR/XX/168 (BELAIR HESBANIA) / SR/XX/169 (BELAIR LITORA) / SR/XX/170 (BELAIR SONIA)”

Sites

As in the BELAIR 2013 campaign, the main aim of the 2015 campaign was to gather remote sensing data to improve the monitoring, steering  and managing of capital intensive perennial fruit orchards.

The BELAIR 2015 - LITORA campaign includes three research sites: Zeebrugge, Ijzermonding and Zwin & Lage Moere van Meetkerke.

The overall goal of the research activities linked to the BELAIR 2015 campaign is the spatiotemporal estimation and monitoring of water and energy fluxes in urban areas.