Belgium

Operational Implementation Plans

Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation Cropped Land:

  • Developing a method for support crop area estimation on field for a resolution of NUTS 3.
  • Mapping Frequency: 2 maps / year 1 for winter wheat mapping, 1 maize mapping.

Crop Condition/Stress :

  • Improve estimate of biophysical variables retrieval for crop growth monitoring; methodology development for maize and winter wheat Leaf Area Index (LAI) estimation from optical and SAR data in an operational perspective

Soil Moisture:

  • Analyse of the sensitivity of SAR data to soil surface parameters (surface roughness and soil moisture) over agricultural fields, at various polarizations.

Estimation of biophysical variables (LAI):

  • Frequent monitoring of wheat and maize fields are being performed in the loamy region of Belgium

Investigation of the options to scaling down evapotranspiration data coming from Meteosat Seconde Génération every 30 minutes.

The current project phase is research and operational pilot.

©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
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