Remote sensing of the changing Earth – sub group
The aim of the research team is the development of measurement technologies and applying them in the remote sensing of the phenomena related to global change.
ESRIUM is a multi-national project with the common goal to set up a service to foster greener and smarter road usage, road maintenance, and to increase road safety. The key innovation will be formed by a homogeneous, accurate and recent digital map of road surface damage and road wear. ESRIUM’s core proposition is a data platform, which hosts highly detailed EGNSS-referenced map data of road damage and associated safety risks at centimeter-level resolution. Further addressed as “road wear map”, it will contain unique information, which is of value to multiple stakeholders: road operators will be able to lower the road maintenance effort by optimal planning.
GNSS-Finland Service project will offer signal quality information in multiple frequencies for all four Global constellations, i.e., GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou. In addition, it will offer alert messages to Traficom in case of detection of any predefined signal anomalies. Anomalies could be among other things interference on GNSS signal. This project is the successor of the project GNSS-Finland (GNSS Signal Quality Monitoring in Finland - FinSig) that ended in June 2019.
The RAGE project will develop automatic and reliable mineral detection based on AI machine learning based on active hyperspectral 3D sensing, indoor positioning, and real-time AI.
Satellite navigation (GNSS) signals provide accurate and continuous position, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to citizens. These services are necessary to critical infrastructures, such as accurate timing for stock market, electricity transmission, banking and security information systems, reliable positioning for aviation, wireless communications, accurate localization for emergency (112) personnel and logistic chains, and transport.
FinSig will use the Finnish National GNSS network ‘FinnRef’ in first-hand monitoring of the status of GNSS signal quality over Finland. A service architecture design will be developed and demonstrated, including a list of hardware, software, inter-modular communication, and system integration needs.
Making Finland a global leader of sustainable mineral industry requires continuous improvement of expertise in mining indstry. Mineral extraction industry demands for fast, cost efficient and safe remote sensing methods. The Kaivos Project works on efficient and safe identification of minerals.
The laser spectroscopy project utilizes a supercontinuum laser source.
The hyperspectral lidar (HSL) technology developed at the FGI produces non-contact spectral information in 3D.
The aim of this project is the development of active hyperspectral LiDAR prototype.
This project brings up novel spectroscopic and radiometric laser scanning methods to be applied in the change detection of the Boreal environment.
A standard lidar survey produces a point cloud consisting of the topographic information (e.g., position in x,y,z) and the intensity (I).