Image of the Day
Here you can view EURAC's latest MODIS image of the Alps and Northern Italy sent to our remote sensing station on the Horn of Renon. Flying at an altitude of 700 km above the Earth onboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites, MODIS sensors are capable of imaging the Earth at resolutions ranging from 250 meters to 1 kilometer in 36 spectral bands.
Click on the image at left for the latest acquisitions on Alps.
Owned and operated by the Civil Protection of the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, the receiving station of the Institute for Applied Remote Sensing supplies near-real-time (NRT) Earth Observation satellite data useful in a wide variety of remote sensing applications. The station, financed by the Province of Bozen/Bolzano, supports the acquisition of optical and radar data.
Since March 2009, Aqua and Terra have been transmitting images of Europe to the MODIS data centre at the Institute. A sophisticated data processing and storage infrastructure with a state-of-the-art redundancy system assures fast, reliable access to NRT and archived data. Our aim is to provide our users with high-quality remotely-sensed images at all levels of the processing chain.
We have a portfolio of EO products, ranging from simple satellite images to more complex remote sensing applications such as change detection, land-use and land-cover classification, snow cover maps, project-specific monitoring, and analysis services.