Sequoia delivers Hyper-bb to Michigan Tech!
Dr. Michael Sayers and his colleagues at Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan are part of the NASA PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Team. Their job is to develop hyperspectral water quality retrieval algorithms for Great Lakes applications. Before the Hyper-bb his team only had multi-spectral scattering measurements and modeled the hyperspectral measurements now, they will directly have the hyperspectral measurements.
“We decided the Hyper-bb could be useful in helping us through conversations with other ocean optics researchers, and we always internally lamented that there was no hyperspectral counterpart to in situ absorption instruments (e.g. ac-s), therefore when a commercial sensor became available it made sense for us to pursue.” – Dr. Sayers