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Stimulating Innovation for Global Monitoring of Agriculture and its Impact on the Environment in support of GEOGLAM (SIGMA)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603719

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 July 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 201 214,85

  • EU contribution

    € 8 750 133

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

Objective

By 2050, global agricultural productivity will need to increase with at least 70%. In order to guarantee food production for future generations, agricultural production will need to be based on sustainable land management practises. At present, earth observation based (global) crop monitoring systems focus mostly on short-term agricultural forecasts, thereby neglecting longer term environmental effects. However, it is well known that unsustainable cultivation practises may lead to a degradation of the (broader) environment resulting in lower agricultural productivity. As such, agricultural monitoring systems need to be complemented with methods to also assess environmental impacts of change in crop land and shifting cultivation practises. It is thereby important that this is addressed at the global level. SIGMA presents a global partnership of expert institutes in agricultural monitoring, with a strong involvement in GEO and the Global Agricultural Geo-Monitoring (GEO-GLAM) initiative. SIGMA aims to develop innovative methods, based upon the integration of in-situ and earth observation data, to enable the prediction of the impact of crop production on ecosystems and natural resources. The proposed project will address methods to: i. enable sharing and integration of satellite and in situ observations according to GEOSS Data CORE principles; ii. assess the impact of cropland areas and crop land change on other ecosystems; iii. understand and assess shifts in cultivation practises and cropping systems to evaluate impacts on biodiversity and the environment. Furthermore, dedicated capacity building activities are planned to increase national and international capacity to enable sustainable management of agriculture. Lastly, a strong coordinating mechanism will be put in place, through the project partners, between SIGMA and the G20 Global Agricultural Geo-Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM), in order to assure transparency and alignment of the SIGMA activities.

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 549 387,25

Administrative Contact

Lieven Bydekerke (Mr.)

Participants (21)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 786 917

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 628 263

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 637 281

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 407 818

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 796 605,75

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 631 354

SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 420 373

SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 200 789

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 296 674

NATIONAL SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER

China

EU Contribution

€ 142 620

DEIMOS IMAGING SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 190 989

SARMAP SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 299 842

EFTAS FERNERKUNDUNG TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 004

GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 281 350

GEOSAS CONSULTING SERVICE PLC

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 121 654

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 179 872

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 150 802

GISAT S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 335 338

SARVISION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 199 530

CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET

Niger

EU Contribution

€ 99 512

INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL EARTH - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

China

EU Contribution

€ 243 158

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603719

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 July 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 201 214,85

  • EU contribution

    € 8 750 133

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

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