Using sophisticated remote sensing tools to monitor earth's most inaccessible locations.
The EOSL currently maintains a series of servers with a total storage capacity of 125Tb of satellite and geographic information systems (GIS) information.
15 high speed processing computers, state-of-the-art printing facilities (color sublimation, laser color and large format plotter).
Equipment includes three Analytical Spectral Device spectrometers (PRO and hand held), a Bomem FTIR bench spectrometer, 2 UNISPEC Single Channel Spectrometers and 6 UNISPEC Dual Channel Spectrometers.
The EOSL holds a comprehensive suite of field equipment, including state of the art GPS systems, Leaf Area Index instruments (LICOR 2200 and LICOR 3000), and DUALEX and MINI-PAN instruments and additional solar radiation measurement equipment aimed at quantifying the fraction of photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR) among many other field instruments.
The Earth Observation Systems Laboratory (EOSL) is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a center of expertise in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The EOSL is a collaboration of researchers, stakeholders, industry, government, and other interested parties who wish to develop and support basic and applied research to benefit the environment on a global basis.
What We Do:
- Offer cost-effective, centralized, state-of-the-art resources to encourage the development of world-class research projects.
- Benefit the environment by offering state-of-the-art resources to encourage research partnerships and collaboration on a world-wide scale.
- Provide access to the most current Wireless Sensor Network technology and related software applications.
- Establish a truly global view with research locations in Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Venezuela, to name only a few. Partners: EOSL encourages partnerships with academia, industry and government.
Hyperspectral Research in Tropical Regions
Current research on tropical dry forests is conducted bat the Chamela/Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, the Santa Rosa and Palo Verde National Parks in Costa Rica, the Parque Nacional Metropolitano in Panama, Serra do Cipo National Park in Minas Gerais and the Mata Seca State Park in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Enviro-Net is a project using wireless sensor network (WSN)s to monitor physical or environmental conditions at field locations throughout the Americas, including tropical as well as glacial and boreal regions. Remote and/or hostile natural environments, previously difficult to monitor, can be more effectively analyzed by means of these networks.
Geoprocessing, development and application of innovative hyperspectral techniques for mineral exploration. Combined optical and radar airborne and satellite remote sensing for geologic mapping and environmental monitoring; Infrared characterization of terrestrial materials.