Russia - Stavropol Kray
Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences' Stavropol Research Institute of Agriculture (SRIA) and Space Research Institute (IKI) are collaborating to conduct researches aimed to develop remote sensing methods for annual land use and crop types mapping and yield assessment at the regional level. The current project phase is research and development.
The test site consists of two levels: regional (Stavropol kray) and local (experimental fields), which are different in functional assignment and frequency of measurement of biophysical and chemical parameters.
Goals of the site in term of:
1. Land-use and crop types mapping (annually)
2. Crop biophysical parameters assessment (weekly)
3. Crop yield assessment (annually)
4. Near real-time crop conditions assessment and stress detection (weekly)
5. Environmental impact of agricultural activity assessment
100-250 meters for weekly satellite data derived thematic products at regional level
10-30 meters for annual satellite data derived thematic products at regional level
1-5 meters for episodic field-level estimates
Timelines (with regards to growing season): Crop type estimations are done once within vegetation season. Field data are delivered within two weeks after acquisitions.
Operational implementation plans: IKI and SRIA, in the framework of joint cooperation, are conducted joint activities for two years.