Project Office BIOMASS

ESA plans to introduce the new Earth Explorer BIOMASS. Its mission is to improve our understanding on the role of the land biosphere on the global carbon cycle, with clear implications in a context of climate change. With the help of remote sensing, the mission is the first with an operational space-borne P-Band SAR, it will collect data on the state of mainly tropical forests.

The Project Office BIOMASS is a collaboration of the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). We aim to

  • synthesize, produce and disseminate relevant information within the national BIOMASS community
  • identify gaps
  • investigate solutions within the context of the BIOMASS mission
  • establish communication to maintain a necessary dialogue within the broader context of the BIOMASS mission.

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Recent News

eo-college releases BIOMASS mission MOOC

Our partners from the Friedrich Schiller University and eo-college just released a presentation with a lot of background knowledge on the BIOMASS mission! Great work...
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Slides of our 5th workshop on Amazon Carbon Forest Dynamics

You can find the slides of our speakers Nuno Carvalhais, Paulo Artaxo and Luis Machado here.
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Workshop on Amazon Carbon Forest Dynamics

Register here for our next workshop on May 5, 16:00 - 17:30 CEST on zoom! Go to our events page to get more information!
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Participate in our survey for our gap analysis!

We are working on establishing a gap analysis for the user needs for the BIOMASS mission and we need your help! If you have five...
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