Vegetation Index
& Phenology Lab.

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05/15/2019
CO2 at an unprecedented level. Read The human race has broken another record on its race to ecological and climate disaster

06/19/2018
Release of VIIRS Vegetation Index Products
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) announced the availability of the new NASA-produced Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Vegetation Indices Version 1 data products (VNP13s). More info..

1/15/2018
We are now offering an advanced Remote Sensing course (ABE 485/585 "Remote Sensing Data and Methods"). The course will cover the major Earth System Data (land) records, their provenance, generating science algorithms, characteristics, validation, and how to effectively and correctly use these records in global change and climate change research, and more.

12/15/2017
The Arid Land Phenomics Institute, University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center and NSF are organizing a workshop at Maricopa Ag. Center about "Field Based High Throughput Phenotyping [HTP]. March 12-15, 2018". More info at https://www.regonline.com/HTP2018_March
See Agenda at http://desert-phenomics.arizona.edu/agenda This is an NSF-funded, four-day, hands-on training workshop and is being offered to provide opportunities for participants to acquire a foundation in principles of Field Based High Throughput Phenotyping. Instructors from USDA-ARS, University of Arizona, and more will provide participants comprehensive exposure to field phenomics in action. There are no fees, but participants are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

11/28/2017
Interested in becoming an advanced Remote Sensing Data user, then consider ABE 485/585 "Remote Sensing Data and Methods". This course will cover the major Earth System Data (land) records, their provenance, generating science algorithms, characteristics, validation, and how to effectively and correctly use these records in global change and climate change research, and more.

10/23/2017
Two of our Lab. students (Lily Engel and Erika Ackerman) won first and second place at the annual RISE 2017 Symposium poster award.

10/16/2017
Colloquial Seminar Dr. Compton J. Tucker from NASA/GSFC, will talk about "Satellite Observations of Weather & Climate"
Monday, October 23rd – 3-4 pm
ENR2 Building, Room S107

09/25/2017
The first draft of the S-NPP VIIRS VI user guide is now available. Follow the VIIRS project website.

7/26/2017
Did you know that AGU will be held in New Orlean this year. the Moscone center in SF, where Fall AGU meeting traditionally took place is undergoing major renovations. AGU Fall meeting will eventually return to SF and Moscone.

7/26/2017
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7/26/2017
Interested in New Research Topics- Check CALS 596S/496S "Frontiers in Life Sciences Research" Fall 2017: Fridays, 12:00 – 1:15 pm in Marley 230 Course Credit: 1 Unit Instructor: Dr. Sangita Pawar

7/19/2017
One week left for AGU early abstract submissison.

5/2/2017
COE 2017 COE Summer Engineering Academy
High school students will participate in a summer academy hands on session at the lab. They will be learning about how to build a drone and scanning lidar. Summer Academy

05/01/2017
Team ABE students won the engineering senior design with their Drone pollinator. NEWS

03-22-2017
Two of the Lab.'s students presented posters to the UA-CALS Annual Poster Forum-2017.
Erika Akerman presented "Biomass Characterization Using Structure from Motion DEM models" and Isaak Willet "Low Cost Lidar for fast field characterization of biomass"

03-07-2017
Interested in Using Drones for observing the environment, check the new course that will be offered at the UA starting Fall 2017. Look for ABE 385: Precision Observation with Drones in the catalogue.
The course will cover all aspects of drone technology, from design and build, to instrument and data collection and analysis

03-01-2017
Interested in learning and using big, complex, and diverse remote sensing data, then check and register in the new course that will be offered at the UA starting Spring 2018. Look for ABE 485/585 : Remote Sensing Data and Methods in the catalogue.
The course will cover the major Earth System Data (land) records, their provenance, how they were generated, their characteristics, how to efficiently and correctly use them in research, application, and more.

10-05-2016
RESEARCH INSIGHTS IN SEMIARID ECOSYSTEMS (RISE) SYMPOSIUM Saturday, 08 October 2016, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM University of Arizona Marley Auditorium (Room 230), Tucson, Arizona More info here.

09-21-2016
VIP Data goes public at the LP-DAAC:We are pleased to announce that our data record, the Vegetation Index and Phenology ESDRs are now being distributed from the USGS. Please follow this link for access

09-01-2016
DataExplorer Update: We are now offering 3 options to access our data via the DataExplorer. You will be presented with a list of option when you open the DataExplorer. We recommend the Cesium based interface as it is the most stable.

04-14-2016
Terra MODIS data is now back in production,and all products are now generated. However, some data (Feb. and March) was lost during the instrument shutdown.

03-30-2016
Terra MODIS data (and other instruments too) are not available since Feb. 18th, 2016. The Terra spacecraft entered safe mode on Feb 18th, then science mode starting Feb. 24th, 2016. Data is collected for science evaluation only. More info.

03-22-2016
The VIP Data record. ATBD and User Guide are being reviewed and will be available soon. for an advance copy contact the Lab.

02-04-2016
Our VIP Data record. User Guide and ATBD will soon be posted online.

12-03-2015
Our VIP Lab. will be moving to a new location on the University of Arizona Campus. We are doing our best to keep all services running uninterrupted, but please do let us know in case something is not working properly. Thank you-

10-27-2015
VIP-PHEN Phenology Analysis tool is now public The VIP Lab. is now making public their interactive phenology and time series analysis tool with full access to the VIP multi-senors V4.0 vegetation index data records. Send us feedback. VI-PHEN

08-31-2015
V4 is now public The new VIP reprocessed Data collection 4.0 is now public.

04-21-2015
IMPORTANT Google Chrome no longer runs the Google Earth plugin, This resulted from Google's decision to drop support for GoogleEarth plugin in their new versions of Chrome (39+ for the 32 bit versions and all 64Bit versions). While we plan to explore solutions to this issue the only work around now is to use Firefox, Safari, or Internet explorer, or if you use a slightly older version of Chrome (32bit and V39 or older).

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