The Airborne Research Facility for the Earth System (ARES) is an integrated research infrastructure to measure terrestrial processes of the Earth system at regional scale.
We aim to improve our understanding and knowledge of the Earth System at various scales using a combination of cutting edge remote sensing technologies.
We cover the full scientific product chain from experimental design, data acquisition, data calibration, post-processing, and data fusion to the parameterisation of Earth System Models and analysis of their output.
We combine an imaging spectrometer, a LIDAR and a high-resolution photogrammetric camera to acquire complimentary scientific datasets.
Data and computer science is at the heart of the ARES IT infrastructure, enabling archiving and long-term use while guaranteeing scientific repeatability. We strive to make ARES data open access.
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ARES is an airborne research facility to predominantly address research questions within the Earth System Sciences.