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Integration of sar and optical products for crop management

Objective

Earth observation has the potential to bring about innovation in European agriculture, allowing improved efficiency and reducing the environmental impacts of intensive farming. In preparation for satellite-based services, European capabilities to retrieve of biophysical parameters from hyper spectral optical data are established, but cloud cover will hinder service provision in many regions. Multi frequency, polar metric SAR data have the potential to provide valuable crop information such as biomass, which could provide substitute and supplementary products. SAR and super spectral data will be co-acquired over two growing seasons in northern and southern Europe. Isotropy will advance SAR retrieval techniques to a stage where SAR and optical products can be brought together within integrated services based on planned satellite missions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INFOTERRA LIMITED
Address
Delta House Southwood Crescent
GU14 0NL Farnborough
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

ASISTENCIA TECNIA INDUSTRIAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
Address
Avenida De Los Artesanos, 20
28760 Tres Cantos
ASTRIUM SAS
France
Address
Avenue Louis Breguet 37
78146 Velizy Villacoublay
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl-bosch-straße 64
67117 Limburgerhof
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
20,Muenchener Strasse 20
82234 Wessling
INFOTERRA GMBH
Germany
Address

88039 Friedrichshafen
VELCOURT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Church Lane, Hagworthingham
HR8 2LJ Ledbury Hereforshire