Two EU institutions with 7 institution from 4 Macs will work on improved assessment of the actual consumption of crops under irrigation systems by combining ground and satellite information. Eva-transpiration (ETA) of main crops will be measured on the field with advanced techniques, then used in state of the art process model to develop simple robust method of ETA estimation. Time series of high resolution satellite images will be analysed : a) to determine and measure the actual extension of the main irrigated crops, b) to determine the crop calendar in near real time, c) to apply the robust method to time series of satellite derived crop parameters (such as LAI) to produce maps of ETR and crop water use. A strong interaction with end-users along the project will allow to conceive tools able to implement those results into a follow-up operational phase. Long term sustainability will be ensured through dedicated actions for capacity building and for raising awareness of the beneficiaries.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
11942 Amman / Al-jubaiha
6701 AP Wageningen