Tech

Tech

The Asner Lab uses state of the art remote sensing capabilities and extensive fieldwork, tied together with innovative spatial artificial intelligence techniques, to make fundamental discoveries and inform conservation around the globe.

Carnegie Airborne Observatory

Carnegie Airborne Observatory

The Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) was developed by Greg Asner with the mission to make scientific discoveries, support conservation, and galvanize action to protect the environment at large geographic scales. Now in its third generation, the CAO is a complete airborne laboratory based on a highly modified Dornier 228-202 aircraft, and it carries what is […]

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CLASlite

CLASlite

At a time when awareness of the role of tropical forests in carbon storage, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity has dramatically increased, the Asner Lab seeks to rapidly advance the science of mapping forests, to support international policy discussions, and to respond with applied solutions that address on-the-ground needs for forest monitoring. CLASlite is a […]

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Spectranomics

Spectranomics

Mapping the biodiversity and functioning of forests and coral reefs is critical to understanding how best to conserve and manage them in a changing world. Advanced Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) mapping technology has reached performance levels required for operational monitoring of forest and reef biodiversity and functional properties from the air. However, spectral-chemical libraries are […]

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A.I.

A.I.

Understanding ecological systems at a global or regional scales is a complex problem, requiring the integration of a wide variety of different sources and types of data. The Asner Lab uses an array of approaches to address this challenge, many of which enhance human-scale analyses with machine intelligence. Guided by project-specific experts, A.I. allows the […]

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Allen Coral Atlas

Allen Coral Atlas

For the Allen Coral Atlas, Asner Lab researchers have pioneered coral reef monitoring using Planet’s constellation of more than 100 small satellites. Our lab is currently developing new algorithms and innovative approaches for this project such as an atmospheric correction algorithm, a water bio-optical properties estimation algorithm, an auto bathymetry detection algorithm, coral reef bleaching […]

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