"With the selection of the FLEX mission, ESA Member States have continued to show their determination to provide essential data to the scientific community to better understand our planet while at the same time serving society. The selection of FLEX is an important milestone in our series of Earth Explorer missions."
Jan Woerner, ESA’s Director General
The ES1309 Cost Action network (2014-2018) brought together scientists working in different domains (spectral information systems; remote sensing with unmanned aerial vehicles; reflectance and fluorescence observations) to explore innovative optical tools for remote and proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes.
As a result of this networking and knowledge sharing three overview papers on sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence were published last week in the OPTIMISE Special Issue in Remote Sensing (IF=3.406). The papers aim to be practical guides with considerations and state-of-the-art overviews on the instrumentation, setups, protocols, post-processing and retrieval of sun-induced fluorescence:
Pacheco-Labrador et al. (2019) Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence I: Instrumental Considerations for Proximal Spectroradiometers
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 960; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11080960
Aasen et al. (2019) Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence II: Review of Passive Measurement Setups, Protocols, and Their Application at the Leaf to Canopy Level
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 927; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11080927
Cendrero-Mateo et al. (2019) Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence III: Benchmarking Retrieval Methods and Sensor Characteristics for Proximal Sensing
Remote Sens. 2019, 11(8), 962; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11080962