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13/07/2016
ImagineS final review held on 7th July 2016 in Brussels

After the end of the project on 30th June 2016, the ImagineS final review held on 7th of July in Brussels at the REA premises.

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29/06/2016
Database of 3kmx3km Ground Measurements now available

The ground measurements of LAI, FAPAR and FCover collected during all the field campaigns conducted from 2013 to 2016, and upscaled in the ImagineS project, are averaged at 3kmx3km and gathered in an unique database now available.

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20/06/2016
Three new in-situ datasets available now: Capitanata, Italy (2014-1015) and Kenya (2016)

Multi-temporal field campaigns have been conducted over agricultural site in Capitanata, Italy, in 2014 and 2015, in the framework of JECAM program. Another field campaign has been conducted in 2016 over the cropland region of Maragua, located in the upper Tana reiver basin, in Kenya.  In-situ fields measurements and resulting up-scaled high resolution maps are now available.

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From 2013 to 2016, ImagineS has conducted, in collaboration with many local partners, a series of single date or multi-temporal field campaigns over 23 sites around the world. The measurements of LAI, FAPAR and FCover were acquired and upscaled to the site extent using high resolution satellite imagery according to the guidelines defined by the CEOS/WGCV Land Product Validation group. The resulting database, including the in-situ data, the reference high resolution maps and a single file gathering the average values at 3kmx3km, is a unique tool to assess the accuracy of EO-derived biophysical products like the Copernicus Global Land service products.

example of field campaign and resulting maps

Field campaign, conducted in February 2016 in collaboration with CIAT, over Maragua site located in the upper Tana river basin in Kenya. Typical landscapes and examples of crops sampled during the campaign. Resulting maps over 20km x 20km region: LAI (left), FAPAR and FCover (middle) and quality indicator (dark and light blue: good quality; red: low quality).

Built on the achievements of the FP7/geoland2 project which has setting-up pre-operational infrastructures of the Copernicus Land Service, ImagineS consolidates and continues of the research and development efforts to support the operations of the Global component of the Copernicus Land Service, preparing the exploitation of the future Sentinel data in an operational context. Further, ImagineS works to favor the emergence of an original agricultural service dedicated to the monitoring of crop and fodder production.