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EROS CalVal Center of Excellence (ECCOE)

Leveraging years of multi-scale optical system geometric and radiometric calibration and characterization experience, the EROS Cal/Val Center of Excellence (ECCOE) is a global leader in improving the accuracy, precision, and quality of remote sensing data.

ECCOE-Supported Projects

ECCOE Staff provide technical support to a number of USGS projects that are important in Earth Observation discovery and data characterization: 

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ECCOE maintains the primary responsibility for radiometric and geometric characterization and calibration of the Landsat instruments and spacecrafts. The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) team assesses the quality and capabilities of newly launched commercial high-resolution satellites. Requirements Capabilities & Analysis for Earth Observations (RCA-EO) works to understand user needs for Earth observation, measurement, and monitoring.
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Lidar data and their derivative metrics are fundamental inputs to many areas of scientific research,  including flood, erosion, and coastal modeling. Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) allow for new opportunities for gathering data essential to land management and Earth science. The Test Site Catalog Contains worldwide calibration sites used for post launch characterization and calibration of space-based optical imaging sensors.
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News

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Reminder: Upcoming Interruption to Landsat Data Processing and Distribution, Web Sites

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Upcoming Maintenance to Interrupt Landsat Data Processing and Distribution

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Quarterly Reports Contain Latest Landsat Calibration/Validation Information

Publications

DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) level 1 product evaluation using RadCalNet measurements

The DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) is the first hyperspectral imaging spectrometer installed in the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) on the International Space Station (ISS) for acquiring routine science grade images from orbit. It was launched on 29 June 2018 and integrated into MUSES. DESIS measures energy in the spectral range of 400 to 1000 nm with high spatial and s

System characterization report on Planet SkySat

This report addresses system characterization of Planet’s SkySat and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence. These reports present and detail the methodology and procedures for characterization; present technical and operational information about the specific se

System characterization report on the Satellogic NewSat multispectral sensor

Executive SummaryThis report addresses system characterization of Satellogic’s NewSat satellite (also known as ÑuSat) and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence. These reports present and detail the methodology and procedures for characterization; present techni

Science

Eyes on Earth Episode 74 – A Satellite Cross Calibration Mission

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how a new mission will make it easier to use satellite datasets interchangeably.
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Eyes on Earth Episode 74 – A Satellite Cross Calibration Mission

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how a new mission will make it easier to use satellite datasets interchangeably.
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