CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Event Imaging Spectrometer from GEO (GeoCape) -
Full Name Event Imaging Spectrometer from GEO (GeoCape) Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Predictions of impacts from oil spills, fires, water pollution from sewage and other sources, fertilizer runoff, and other environmental threats. Detection and tracking of waterborne hazardous materials. Monitoring and improvement of coastal health.
Resolution Summary 250 m spatial resolution, 20 - 50 nm (MODIS-like) spectral bands
[Best Resolution: 250m]
Swath Summary 300 km swath width coastal regions an targets of opportunity
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UV/VIS (310 - 481 nm) and the VIS/NIR (500 - 900 nm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GEO-CAPE - Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (2023 - 2026)