Skip to main content

Sentinels Synergy for Agriculture

Objective

In the emerging Copernicus Earth monitoring era, Europe provides Earth Observation (EO) data from Sentinel-1 (S1) and Sentinel-2 (S2) on a free and open data policy basis. In response of the EO Work programme ‘EO-3-2016: Evaluation of Copernicus Services’, Sentinels Synergy for Agriculture (SENSAGRI) aims to exploit the unprecedented capacity of S1 and S2 to develop an innovative portfolio of prototypes agricultural monitoring services. When used alone either optical or radar sensors allow the mapping of crop types. However more robust, accurate, frequently updated and comprehensive crop maps are expected from the seldom exploited synergy of both types of measurements. The same holds when dealing with crop status, health and stresses. Experimental studies have demonstrated that fusion of optical and radar data opens up prospects for enhanced monitoring capabilities. SENSAGRI will exploit the synergy of optical and radar measurements to develop three prototype services capable of near real time operations: (1) surface soil moisture (SSM), (2) green and brown leaf area index (LAI) and (3) crop type mapping. These prototypes shall provide a baseline for advanced services that can boost the competitiveness of the European agro-industrial sector. SENSAGRI proposes four advanced proof-of-concept services: (i) yield/biomass, (ii) tillage change, (iii) irrigation and (iv) advanced crop maps. The algorithms will be developed and validated in four European agricultural test areas in Spain, France, Italy and Poland, which are representative of the European crop diversity, and their usefulness demonstrated in at least two non-European countries. In order to refine the specifications of the products and to iteratively assess the services, actors of the agricultural sector will be involved using a Living Lab approach. The combination of user-centered approach and of state-of-the-art algorithms will establish a sound foundation for deciding of a new Copernicus land service.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 489 108,75
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain

See on map

Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 353 645,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

See on map

Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
Net EU contribution
€ 440 253,75
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9

See on map

Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

See on map

Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 199 750,00
Address
Carretera De Burgos Km 119
47071 Valladolid

See on map

Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT OCHRONY ROSLIN - PANSTWOWYINSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 135 750,00
Address
Ul. Wladyslawa Wegorka 20
60 318 Poznan

See on map

Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00