Friday, 14 February 2014
Comiskey (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO), now operating on the International Space Station, is the first spaceborne hyperspectral imager optimized for environmental characterization of the coastal ocean. HICO image data is being exploited to produce maps coastal ocean properties including bathymetry, in-water suspended and dissolved matter, and bottom characteristics, offering a new remote sensing capability for coastal type worldwide. I will review the unique process for building and flying HICO on the International Space Station, show example data from around the World and discuss the special opportunities and collaborations that have come from operating on the International Space Station.