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Implementation of Multi-scale Agricultural Indicators Exploiting Sentinels

Objective

The Copernicus Land Service is being built in the framework of the FP7 geoland2 project, which is setting-up pre-operational infrastructures. IMAGINES intends to ensure the consolidation and the continuity of the R&D efforts initiated in geoland2 to support the operations of the Copernicus Global Land Service, preparing the exploitation of the future Sentinel data in the Copernicus Operations phase beyond 2014. Furthermore, IMAGINES will favor the emergence of new downstream activities dedicated to the monitoring of crop and fodder production. The main objectives of IMAGINES are to (i) investigate the retrieval of multi-sensor and multi-scale biophysical variables (LAI, FAPAR, FCover, Albedo) in view to exploit Sentinel sensors data; (ii) develop qualified softwares able to process multi-sensor data at the global scale on a fully automatic and reliable basis; (iii) complement and contribute to the existing or future agricultural services by providing new data streams relying upon an original method to assess the vegetation above-ground biomass based on the assimilation of above-mentioned satellite products, using either regional or global Land Data Assimilation System infrastructures, in order to monitor the crop/fodder production together with the carbon and water fluxes; (v) demonstrate the added value of this contribution for a community of users acting at global, European, national, and regional scales. The added value of IMAGINES is to build a framework to perform the research and development activities needed for the evolution of the operational Global Land Service, in response to user needs and to new sensors, and to cover the whole chain of value from EO data to the final agricultural indicators directly readable by the end-users.The duration of the project is 40 months, starting in Autumn 2012, with 2 main phases for the definition, and development of demonstration products: first, using PROBA-V 333m data, as proxy of Sentinel-3, to generate hectometric products; then, using using PROBA-V & Landsat-8 (as proxy of Sentinel-3 & Sentinel-2) and Sentinel-1 data to generate multi-sensor decametric products.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

HYGEOS SARL
Address
Avenue De Bretagne 165 Parc Euratechnologies
59000 Lille
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 377 848,63
Administrative Contact
Silvia Jacob (Mrs.)

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 29 160,73
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Peyrol (Ms.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 799,66
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
EOLAB Spain S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 505,90
Address
G.v. Marques Del Turia 20
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Camacho De Coca (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 249 652,80
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Ms.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 340 839,95
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Rolland (Mr.)
ORSZAGOS METEOROLOGIAI SZOLGALAT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 89 968,02
Address
Kitaibel Pal Utca 1
1024 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Orsolya Baracsi-Balla (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 139 930,16
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annie Ndaya-Kabundi (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 540,24
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ria De Breucker (Mrs.)