Italy - Apulian Tavoliere

Study Team

Team Members:

Annamaria Castrignanò1 

Domenico Ventrella1

Anna Maria Stellacci1

Pasquale Cempi1

Daniela De Benedetto1

Carmen Maddaluno2

Michele Rinaldi2

Massimo Mucci2

Alessandro Matese3

Piero Toscano3

Sergio Ruggieri1

Gabriele Buttafuoco4

  1. CRA-SCA Bari
  2. CRA-CER Foggia
  3. CNR-IBIMET Florence
  4. CNR-ISAFOM Rende(Cosenza)

 

Collaboration:

We continued the collaboration with Dr. Consuelo Latorre from EOLAB to support the validation work of Copernicus Global Land products based on SPOT5 by using the ground data collected in the Italian site of JECAM. On-the-ground measurements of LAI were carried out from spring 2014 to 2015, as described in the previous and present reports. Unfortunately, the SPOT5 images were not made available by EOLAB, therefore we decided to download the free images of LANDSAT-8, though at a coarser scale. Therefore, the size of ESU (10 m) was not suitable for LANDSAT-8 because it was planned for SPOT5 imaging.

We accepted the invitation of Dr. Fabio Vescovi of the GHP14011 – EducEO project to work voluntarily in the Pilot1 Project aimed to combine data collected by the farmers with products derived from Sentinel-1 imagery. In the longer term, this activity will lead to the routine use of Sentinel-1 products to monitor the crops, help forecast the yields and provide a long term validation of Sentinel-1 products. We are going to jointly analyze Sentinel-1 images with ground-truth LAI data and yield maps.

©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)