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JRC: Remote sensing for agricultural monitoring

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has issued a call for proposals under the MARS (Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing) Project. Proposals are sought for carrying out crop and farm surveys on 53 European sites, distributed throughout Europe as follows: - Belgium 1 site; ...

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has issued a call for proposals under the MARS (Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing) Project. Proposals are sought for carrying out crop and farm surveys on 53 European sites, distributed throughout Europe as follows: - Belgium 1 site; - Denmark 2 sites; - United Kingdom 5 sites; - France 13 sites; - Germany 10 sites; - Greece 2 sites; - Ireland 1 site; - Italy 7 sites; - Portugal 2 sites; - Spain 10 sites. Proposals may cover one or more of the countries named. The surveys will consist of 2 operations: The first is a ground survey to be conducted next May to identify the crops in previously specified locations and to deliver the findings by the beginning of July; the second stage is to conduct a yield survey during harvest time and to provide the results by the middle of December 1994. Candidates should have experience in agriculture (crop identification, surveying, statistics) and database management. Subcontracting is allowed. In the case of a joint submission, the lead contractor should be indicated. Collaboration with national agricultural statistics offices will be considered an advantage. Candidates should submit their offer in ECU. Where more than one country is included in the same proposal, separate offers per country should be submitted. In addition to a global price per country, a global price per site should also be included. Technical specifications for both operations are set out a document available from: Joint Research Centre Attn. Mr. R.G. Crandon TP 441, I-21020 Ispra (VA) Italy Tel. +39-332-789828; Fax +39-332-789536