The HYPERviz project is far-reaching, aiming to make complex hyperspectral satellite 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.