P & M Technologies is a Canadian company formed in 1996. We have been involved in
remote-sensing research projects since the
mid-1990's. Our Research Director, Dr. Gina Mohammed,
has been an active participant in several European Space Agency (ESA) projects on the subject since 2003.
We are the Prime Contractor / Project Manager for the FLEX/Sentinel 3 Tandem Mission
FLEX Bridge (FB) Study,
leading a team of eight other science & research organizations from seven countries across Europe.
Previously, we acted in this same role for ESA's FLEX Photosynthesis (PS) Study Project.
About the FLEX Bridge Study...
The goal of the FLEX Bridge Study was to optimize approaches for SIF retrievals and applications in assessment of photosynthesis
and stress status in terrestrial vegetation, including development of a calibration/validation strategy for FLEX products.
The study has advanced the work of the PS Study and
PARCS projects with new and additional science to address priorities
identified by these previous studies and in ongoing FLEX preparatory activities. FLEX Bridge will form the foundation of subsequent
science & applications development during mission development and deployment. The study consolidated follow-on activities
leading up to the User Consultation Meeting (UCM) held in Krakow, Poland, on September 15-16, 2015.
FLEX has now been selected as ESA's new
Earth Explorer 8 mission.