Our project HYPERviz is far-reaching, aiming to make complex hyperspectral satelite data accessible to the general public on a global scale, with implications in a wide variety of sectors, from environmental management and agriculture to the way pandemics affect society.
Hyperspectral imagery is a major technological breakthrough that will enable a great increase in potential applications related to environmental management, in direct relation to the objectives of the Green Deal.
There is currently only one hyperspectral satellite on orbit, the PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission) mission from the Italian Space Agency (ASI), but the real game-changer, however, will be CHIME (Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission), a 455 million euros spacecraft to be launched before the end of the decade. This makes our purpose of inspiring the public, including those who will be the future scientists and innovators, especially relevant now.
MediaFutures allowed us, artist and startup, to experiment with new (immersive) concepts and prototypes, and the intention to turn hyperspectral data into a digital that ‘speaks’ to the general public in a way that empirical data cannot and to scientists.
ScanWorld is dedicated to make actionable data for agriculture affordable and available on a global scale. We are building an infrastructure of hyperspectral satellites. Studio De Wilde team consists of creative coders, tech wizards, math experts, 3D alchemists and audiovisual hypnotists.
The Hyperviz team dedicates its work to the field of hyperspectral imagery and is aiming to make complex data accessible to the general public on a global scale. What you see in the video above is an extract of their first prototype application, where they have successfully integrated geospatial data into the ecosystem.
For their next steps the team is planning another impactful experience for the viewer: they will visualise and animate the plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean.