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23/05/2016
Version 2 of LDAS products over Hungary available

OMSZ has produced the Version 2 of LDAS products over straw cereals in Hungary using  bias-corrected ASCAT surface soil moisture information.

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18/05/2016
User workshop in Hungary on 4th May 2016

OMSZ has organized a user workshop about the ImagineS biophysical products on 4th of May in Budapest.

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17/03/2016
AHSPECT 2015 ground dataset available

The reference maps and the in-situ measurements collected during the AHSPECT field campaign over 6 sites in the South West of France in July 2015 are now available.

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In preparation of the use of Sentinel-2 data, ImagineS has adapted to decametric reflectances the retrieval methodology of kilometric and hectometric biophysical products (LAI, FAPAR, FCover) of the GEOV* family disseminated by the Copernicus Global Land service. As a demonstration, the method has been applied to Landsat-8 time series acquired over 8 ImagineS sites across the world, representing various conditions of cropland and grassland. These products are now available. Their quality is assessed by comparison with ground measurements collected over these demonstration sites.

Site Coordinate Period Number of images
25deMayo, Argentina 37° 54' S  67° 44' W Nov 2013 - Nov 2014 17
La Albufera, Spain 39° 16' N  0° 19' W Nov 2013 - Oct 2014 22
Barrax, Spain 39° 02' N  2° 04' W Oct 2013 - Oct 2014 24
Ottawa, Canada 45° 18' N 75° 45' W April 2013 - Nov 2014 24
Pshenichne, Ukraine 50° 04' N 30° 06' E April 2013 - Nov 2014 39
Rosasco, Italy 45° 15' N 8° 33' E Nov 2013 - Nov 2014 13
SouthWest, France 43° 29' N  1° 16' E April 2013 - Nov 2014 46
Tana, Kenya 0° 55' N  36° 47' E July 2013 - Dec 2014 92

 

FAPAR from Landsat-8 over Pshenichne, October 2014FAPAR over Pshenichne, October 2014FAPAR over Ottawa, July 2014FAPAR over Ottawa, July 2014



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.