to: 29 Jan 2021


Toulouse, France


Second Biomass Retrieval Inter-comparison eXperiment

The event is organised by ESA together with NASA and is taking place on Friday the 29 of January 2021.

BRIX-2 Objectives

  • Provide an objective, standardized comparison and assessment of biomass retrieval algorithms developed for the BIOMASS, NISAR and GEDI missions, and fusion of these mission datasets;
  • Establish a forum to involve scientists in the development of retrievals that have so far not been part of the Biomass community;
  • The adoption of vetted validation standards and methods to compare biomass estimates to reference datasets (e.g. field plots or airborne lidar biomass maps);
  • Collect inputs from the biomass user and scientific community on data formats and characteristics towards the generation of Analysis Ready Data.

These objectives will be achieved by making available standardised test cases (based on airborne campaign and spaceborne data) on the ESA-NASA Mission Analysis and Algorithm Platform, allowing the scientific community to develop and apply retrieval algorithms based on this test case, and finally compare and evaluate the performance of submitted results.