These topics are primarily, but not exclusively, based on medium-resolution optical and radar data recorded by the sensors MODIS, AVHRR, MERIS, Vegetation, ERS-Scat, Metop-ASCAT, ASAR, and TSX. The mid- and long-term plan is to produce basic and value added information products especially for a regional scale (large watersheds, climatically-distinct natural environments). Special attention is paid to analyzing multitemporal data sets and time series to identify trends, and to the possibility of transferring the methodology for use with other natural environments. A long-term goal is operational automation of the processes and process chains which have been created.
The following thematic products are being developed:
Thematic products on the subjects of land cover, land use and changes in land cover/land use
Thematic products on the subjects of water, snow and soil moisture
Thematic products on the subjects of biomass, carbon storage, and carbon release
Thematic products on the subject of thermal pattern analysis
Incorporation of remote sensing data products and general project results into ELVIS (EnvironmentaL Visualization and Information System), a user service.