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Data collection status

This page describes the status of upcoming flights in the current (2008) flying season.

For an update on the operational status of the ARSF for data collection see this page.

Note: the actual flight date is dependent on operational restrictions and the presence of suitable weather conditions. All data are collected on a "best endeavours" basis.

Please contact Gary Llewellyn (Science / operations coordinator) if you have any questions or concerns: gaew@… (01865 374 391)

Projects completed in 2008

Project Location PI Date of final data acquisition
GB07/04 Hayton / Millington Wood Peter Halkon 13/02/08
GB07/03 Mid-Wales Gemma Bell 18/02/08

For status on data processing for flights that have been flown, see this page.

Status of projects in the 2008 flying season

Project Location PI Status Data collection Comments
GB08/19 London Martin WoosterHigh PriorityPlanned for July/August
GB08/13 Lake Vyrnwy Mat Disney Priority First acquisitions planned for late June Two acquisitions, requires synchronous LiDAR data
GB08/08 Wytham Woods Richard Harding Priority Next opportunistic acquisitions in late June (see CEH07/05) Multiple acquisitions, requires near-synchronous LiDAR data
GB08/02 Delamere Forest Mark Danson Priority Next hyperspectral acquisition (with LiDAR) in late June Multiple acquisitions, requires synchronous LiDAR data. First LiDAR data acquired in March.
GB08/12 Borth Bog Angela HarrisPriority Planned for August Single acquisition
GB08/18 River Frome Richard Stillman Priority First acquisition acquired in May. Next in late June Two acquisitions
GB08/15 Eaves Wood Alan Blackburn Reserve list Next in late June Multiple acquisitions, requires synchronous LiDAR data. First acquisitions (day & night) acquired in May.
GB08/11 Rothemstead Doreen Boyd Next in July Two acquisitions. First acquisition acquired in May.
GB07/07 Inverclyde Tim Malthus Partially supported Final acquisition planned for late June
GB07/05 Estwaite/Windermere Andrew Tyler Roll-over Final acquisition planned for late June
GB07/05 Loch Leven Andrew Tyler Roll-over Final acquisition planned for June
HY05/06 Glenogil/Pitlochry Mark Cutler Roll-over Final acquisition planned for June (LiDAR)
GB07/12 Peak District Andrew Wilson & Martin Wooster Roll-over Autumn Poor weather during the spring burn period
GB08/03 Peak District Richard Armitage Reserve list Next in late JuneMultiple acquisitions. First acquisition acquired in May.
GB08/17 Coed Y Brenin Ross Hill Reserve listFirst acquisition planned for June/July Single acquisition
GB08/05 Dee Estuary Alejandro Souza Reserve list Requires LiDAR data at low spring tide
GB08/07 Forby+ Alejandro Souza R*opportunistic Requires LiDAR data at low spring tide
GB08/16 River Feshie James Brasington Reserve list June/AugustTwo acquisitions
GB08/09 Idle valley Malcolm Lillie Reserve list SeptemberSingle acquisition
GB06/02 Frieston Shore Tom SpencerRoll-over Partially supported, requires LiDAR data
GB06-09 Isle of Wight BGS Roll-over Original data set may be recoverable||
GB03/01 Fiskerton-Barlings Jim Williams Roll-over Requires LiDAR data
CEH07/04 Moorhouse/Ribblehead/Hellifield Andrew Wilson Roll-over Acquisition planned for July No simultanious fieldwork, requires LiDAR data
CEH07/02 Stanlow Andrew Wilson Roll-over Acquisition planned for July No simultanious fieldwork, requires LiDAR data
HY05/04 Thameshaven Andrew Wilson Roll-over Acquisition planned for July No simultanious fieldwork
BGS08/01 Firth of Clyde Gisela Ager Priority requires LiDAR data
HY05/02 Ayreshire Graham Ferrier/Gisela Ager Priority
BGS08/02 Firth of Forth Gisela Ager requires LiDAR data
BGS08/03 Glasgow Gisela Ager
BGS08/04 South Lanarkshire Gisela Ager
BGS08/05 Lothian Gisela Ager
BGS08/04 Fife Coalfield Gisela Ager
GB01/12 Ripon Anthony CooperRoll-over Partially supported, requires LiDAR data
GB06/08 Weardale Claire Flemming Roll-over
GB08/10 Denny Wood Ross Hill First acquisition planned for June/July Deferred to 2009
GB08/06 Peak District Julia McMorrow End of June/Start of JulyDeferred to 2009

Special or specific considerations

Project Location PI Status Comments
IPY07/09 Iceland Tim Wright High Priority roll-overDepends on consistent good conditions in Iceland and will be supported from the UK.
ET07/01 & ET07/04 Ethiopia Tim Wright High Priority roll-over Not supported due to adverse conditions
GB07/09 Alps Martin Kirkbride Reevaluated and replanned for 2008
GB07/10 Alps Ben Broke Reevaluated and replanned for 2008
GB05/07 Severn, Stour & Thames Paul Bates Contingency project May be concluded/withdrawn
CEH07/05 Wytham Wood Andrew Wilson Repeat Project - partially supported 18/02/08 May be concluded/withdrawn, see GB08/08
GB05/13 Plymouth Peter Land Partially supported May be concluded/withdrawn
CEH07/01 Buckingham Andrew Wilson Partially supported May be concluded/withdrawn. Data partially recovered!
GB06/07 Silverflowe Andrew Wilson Partially supported May be concluded/withdrawn

Atmospheric projects

Project Location PI Status Data collection Comments
GB08/01 Oxford to Haverfordwest Nigel Langford Reserve list February
NL08/01 Netherlands Hugh Coe Pilot 4 acquisitions in May
GB07/01 Wales Geraint Vaughan Roll-over Completed Data delivered to the PI

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