Subproject 1a: Combining optical and radar images for crop biomass monitoring
In this project it is examined whether high quality biomass and yield maps of crops can be provided by combining optical satellite images with radar satellite images. Optical satellite data have proved to be useful for biomass monitoring of agricultural crops, but in northwest Europe cloud interference is the major problem for delivering of data with the required temporal resolution of ca. 10 days. The expectation is that radar data can fill the gaps in coverage with optical images. Therefore, a combination of optical and radar data provides a possible solution for a crop biomass monitoring system.
• AeroVision B.V.
• TU Delft
• Wageningen University and Research