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Goal Help researchers determine accuracy of satellite data.
Task Capture and upload ground observations.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

SatCam lets you capture observations of sky and ground conditions with a smart phone app at the same time that an Earth observation satellite is overhead.

When you capture a SatCam observation and submit it to our server, it helps us to check the quality of the cloud products that we create from the satellite data. In return, we send you the satellite image that was captured at your location, anywhere in the world! SatCam supports the Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP satellites.

SatCam was developed at the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison .

How to Join

Download the app, register as an observer, and start taking observations!

Required Gear

iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (must have a camera) running iOS 4 or higher.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At night, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags app, cloud, image, satcam, satellite
Project Updated 05/23/2018