Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: May 22, 2009
Publication Date: May 30, 2009
Citation: Anderson, M.C. 2009. NASA 2008 HyspIRI Whitepaper & Workshop Report. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propultion Laboratory Publication. 09-19:79.
On October 21-23rd 2008 NASA held a three-day workshop to consider the
Hyperspectral and Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) mission recommended for implementation by the
2007 National Research Council Earth Science Decadal Survey. The open workshop provided a
forum to present the initial observational requirements for the mission and assess its anticipated
impact on scientific and operational applications as well as obtain feedback from the broader
The workshop participants concluded the HyspIRI mission would provide a significant
new capability to study ecosystems and hazards at spatial scales relevant to resource use by
humans. In addition that the proposed instrument design would meet the measurement
requirements and could be implemented using current technology.
The workshop participants, like the Decadal Survey, strongly endorsed the need for the
HyspIRI mission and felt the mission, as defined, would accomplish the intended science.