SMAPVEX12 is the primary pre-launch field campaign for SMAP established to provide data for algorithm evaluation and testing and applications development. Several agencies in the U.S. and Canada are cooperating in a joint endeavor for the SMAPVEX12 field campaign.
SMAPVEX12 will take place for approximately six weeks, from June 6 to July 17, 2012 in an agricultural region south of Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). The campaign is being organized jointly with the Canadian SMAP Science Team who are responsible for coordinating the site logistics and ground data sampling.
Different members of the science team will be contributing to our out in the field blog and sharing the latest news on what is happening during the campaign. Please join us on our adventure! http://smap-archive.jpl.nasa.gov/blogs/