American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting

ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications

Advances in accurate biomass estimation using hyperspectral remote sensing

CUAVA Scientists are now at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting. This provides excellent opportunities to learn about scientific developments in space, remote sensing and environmental research, education and industry. This year CUAVA is strongly represented at the AGU with Iver Cairns, Charles (Chip) Bachmann, Eleanor Bruce and Brad Evans in attendance.

Brad and Chip have been collaborating on hyper-spectral sensor requirements, student projects and general CUAVA business.  However, this is the first time they have met in person.  

Brad said “It’s great to have access to the experience Chip has through CUAVA. He’s such a lovely guy too. We are both really excited about the Science CUAVA has enabled us to do together.”.

Pictured here is Chip, with his PhD student Rehman S. Eon, at their AGU Poster Session. This work highlights advances in the estimation accuracy of above-ground biomass using UAV’s and tower mounted hyperspectral sensors.  

Chip explains, “We achieved the best results using the tower mounted sensor, because they see more of the plant from the side angle, this reduces the uncertainty and improves the accuracy of biomass retrievals from the hyperspectral data.” 

Brad’s attendance to AGU has been funded by the Core Research Facilities Sydney Informatics Hub <> for which Brad has been Acting Director this year. CRF SIH engineers are helping CUAVA with aspects of the next CUAVA CubeSat and Hyperspectral sensor software.