Europlanet training workshop: 3D facilities available at the UK NASA RPIF
Dates: Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th June 2016
Location: UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), Dorking, Surrey, UK
Application is now CLOSED
The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) is a network of US and non-US centres of knowledge and expertise on the accessing, processing and analysis of imagery from primarily US/NASA spacecraft imaging instruments of the Solar System. The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck hosts of one of these facilities and is only one of seven outside the USA. Examples of recent work by the UK NASA RPIF can be found in a recent paper by Muller & Grindrod.
ESA pioneered the development of stereo photogrammetric data capture and its application to the generation of 3D Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), and will soon continue this approach with images of the Martian surface obtained by the CaSSiS instrument - currently on its way to Mars. NASA multi-angle imagery have, since the time of Viking Orbiter, taken occasional (<10%) stereo images, but only in the case of LROC-WA for the Moon and MESSENGER for Mercury have systematic stereo observations been acquired. Bepi-Colombo will include a stereo camera.
This Europlanet training workshop on "3D facilities available at the UK NASA RPIF" will introduce early-career scientists to the range of software tools available for the generation of 3D products, both DTMs and terrain corrected orthorectified images (ORIs), using the "NASA-USGS SOCET+ISIS" and the more recent UCL modification of the open source "UCL-NASA AMES stereo pipeline" that was developed within the EU FP7 iMars project. Ways of data handling and data fusion as well as tools for digitising geological and geomorphological features from the resultant ORIs and DTMs within the COTS ArcGIS and the open source QGIS will be introduced.
Training will be given using tools developed as part of several recent EU-FP7 projects (PRoViDE, iMars), and also in complementary hyperspectral studies using CRISM data. In particular, webGIS tools developed within iMars and the PRoViDE projects for selecting appropriate Mars orbital and Mars rover data, respectively, will be introduced. Participants will also be trained in usage of other types of surface imagery products and their exploitation, applying an interactive 3D digitisation tool developed by VRVis called PRo3D®, as well as the production of animated visualisations using 3D imaging products. Finally, training will be provided in the use of tools on the iMars webGIS developed for the display of change detection.
The RPIF 3D Training Workshop is supported by the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) project under its Networking Activities (NA1 - Innovation Through Science Networking). Europlanet 2020 RI is a ?9.95 million project to integrate and support planetary science activities across Europe. The project is funded under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program (grant agreement No.654208); it was launched on 1st September 2015 and will run until 13th August 2019.
Research leading to these novel data products and software tools is funded through the EU FP7 projects PRoViDE (grant agreement No. 312377) and iMars (grant agreement No. 607379).
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7 (2007 - 2013) under grant agreement no 607379
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