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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sander Mucher (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 628 263
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Defourny (Prof.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 637 281
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 407 818
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Mannaerts (Dr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 796 605,75
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steffen Fritz (Dr.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 631 354
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Latham (Dr.)
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 420 373
Address
Profsoyuznaya 84/32
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergey Bartalev (Dr.)
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 200 789
Address
Glushkov Prospekt 40 Build 4 1
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nataliia Kussul (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 296 674
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Grigoriu (Ms.)
NATIONAL SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER
China
EU contribution
€ 142 620
Address
Zhongguancun South Avenue 46
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jinlong Fan (Dr.)
DEIMOS IMAGING SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 989
Address
Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo Edificio Galileo Modulo 101 Bajo
47151 Boecillo Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Diez (Ms.)
SARMAP SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 299 842
Address
Cascine Di Barico 10
6989 Purasca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Holecz (Dr.)
EFTAS FERNERKUNDUNG TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 004
Address
Oststrasse 2-18
48145 Munster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Haub (Mr.)
GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 281 350
Address
Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Walli (Dr.)
GEOSAS CONSULTING SERVICE PLC
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 121 654
Address
Kirkos Kifle Ketema 02 Mega/h/106
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teshome Erkineh (Mr.)
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 179 872
Address
Kasarani Road
00613 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tesfaye Korme (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 150 802
Address
Rivadavia 1439
C1033AAE Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Diego De Abelleyra (Mr.)
GISAT S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 335 338
Address
Milady Horakove 1523/57A
170 00 Praha 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lubos Kucera (Mr.)
SARVISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 199 530
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Vissers (Mr.)
CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET
Niger
EU contribution
€ 99 512
Address
Boulevard De Universite 425
11011 Niamey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seydou Traoré (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL EARTH - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
China
EU contribution
€ 243 158
Address
North No Jia-20, Datun Road, An Ding Men Wai, Chaoyang District
100101 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bingfang Wu (Prof.)