SpecNet data can be used to monitor phenologic and biospheric carbon fluxes, which, at present, are not well represented in carbon markets. SpecNet measurements provide a link between fluxes and remote sensing, which is needed if we are to "scale" from local fluxes (e.g. chamber or eddy covariance measurements) to regional and global understanding (e.g. satellite maps). These measurements can also be used to validate aircraft and satellite imagery used in the calculation of carbon fluxes and stocks.
Image (right): Mead irrigated maize soybean rotation site, Mead, NE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln field site
SpecNet offers small, short-term grants to encourage contributors to share data, protocols, and related software tools. Awards can be up to (US) $5000 for up to a period of up to 3 months. At the end of the period, successful applicants are expected to provide a report and deliver data or tools in a form compatible with SpecNet’s open-access policies. Students and early-career scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.
SpecNet offers small, short-term grants to encourage contributors to share data, protocols, and related software tools. This grant covers travel costs for participation in SpecNet activities.
Image (left): Radiation and spectral monitoring booms at Fontainebleau-Barbeau fieldsite, France.