Project update | 03 July 2023
The HyperBOOST project kicks-off!
In late June the HyperBOOST (Hyperspectral Bio-Optical Observations sailing on Tara) team held the initial 'kick-off' meeting for the project.
The two-year project utilisizes the EMBL Trec expedition to provide a means to gather a variety of in situ data for the validation of satellite data.
HyperBOOST is a continuation from the BiCOME (Biodiversity of the Coastal Ocean: Monitoring with Earth Observation) project. BiCOME is one of three projects that form part of the European Space Agency 'Biodiversity+ Precursors' which focus research on Terrestrial, Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems respectively.
Coastal waters can be difficult to monitor due to their optical complexity, and with Biodiversity facing a huge number of challenges as the climate changes, it is therefore vital to advance our understanding and assist with the development of Earth Observation technology and in situ observations.
The European Space Agency (ESA) funded project is led by a team at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, working with partners from EMBL, CNR, LOV and the University of Maine.
Working collaboratively with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the TREC (Traversing European Coastlines) project.
Updates in the form of news, data and publications will be added to the HyperBOOST website as the project progresses.