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NASA G-LiHT – High-Resolution, Multi-sensor Data to Characterize Forests

After hurricane deforestation in Puerto Rico, NASA scientists study forest regrowth using high-resolution, multi-sensor data. As a key component of NASA’s G-LiHT system, a 100 megapixel Phase One Industrial camera was used to produce RGB photographs for identification of fine-scale canopy features.

Tracking Wildlife With a Custom-built Aerial Data Acquisition Platform

Building a customized, cost-effective, ultra-light aircraft for surveying, filming and tracking animals in wild and remote environments was a project recently profiled in a BBC documentary. Undertaken by Professor Alan Wilson, head of a research department at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, and his team to study cheetahs and their prey in the vast savannahs of southern Africa.
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