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Integration of sar and optical products for crop management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2001-00053

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 314 828

  • EU contribution

    € 1 594 100

Coordinated by:

INFOTERRA LIMITED

United Kingdom

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.

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

ASTRIUM SAS

France

BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

INFOTERRA GMBH

Germany

VELCOURT LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2001-00053

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 314 828

  • EU contribution

    € 1 594 100

Coordinated by:

INFOTERRA LIMITED

United Kingdom