Full Name Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry
Instrument Technology Lidar altimeter Sampling
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications This project will use a laser-based system to study a range of climates, including the observation of the forest canopy structure over the tropics, and the tundra in high northern latitudes. The instrument was placed into storage on the ISS on March 17, 2023, where it is expected to remain for 13-18 months, before continuing operations from 2024.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
VegetationVegetation Canopy (cover)
Above Ground Biomass (AGB)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Above-ground biomass click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GEDI-on-ISS - International Space Station/Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar (2018 - 2031)