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NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility

The NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility is a 'lending library' of spectroscopic equipment to the UK science community and beyond into international collaborations and industry. We supply training and data analysis expertise for a range of scientific instruments from handheld field spectrometers to multispectral and hyperspectral Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) borne imagery. Our sensors are used in many scientific fields, including but not limited to: ecology, geology, oceanography, glaciology and volcanology. We provide both training in and the direct provision of: UAV flights with multispectral and much rarer full-range (VNIR and SWIR) hyperspectral data; UAV flights for photogrammetry and the generation of Digital Surface Models (DSMs). To ensure imagery collected can be accurately placed geographically, we use GNSS receivers and Ground Control Points (GCPs) to fix imagery onto the globe, allowing comparison with other co-incident data in GIS software and in custom processing workflows.

NERC FSF, Grant Institute
James Hutton Road
0131 650 5926

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