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Forecasting and management of agricultural irrigation
Main Aims / Objectives
Weekly prediction of irrigation needs based on combined Leaf Area Index (LAI) EO-derived information, crop modelling and meteorological data.
The services are making use of new DEIMOS-1 EO data (20 m resolution, launched July 2009). A frequent bi-weekly re-visit capability is essential. These new capabilities are being integrated into existing water management services supplied by Maretec.
The developed services will help local irrigation associations to adapt their agricultural practices to European policies, e.g. the Water Framework Directive.
Technical Officer: Benjamin Koetz
Starting Date: 2009-11-01
Maretec as supplier - prime
Deimos Engenharia as supplier - sub