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ESA European Commision
25-29.MAY ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

EO for Agriculture under Pressure

Scientific Objectives

  • Discuss the role of EO for supporting evidence-based decisions for improving food security at national to global scale
  • Explore novel EO observation capabilities to advance the scientific basis to support resilience of agricultural productivity to climate change
  • Discuss how to transfer EO science results into mitigation measures and alternative management tools for a sustainable, climate-neutral agriculture
  • Exchange on latest developments of innovative algorithms and applications for agricultural monitoring including integration of in-situ data and modelling approaches
  • Discuss EO applications for monitoring of agricultural practices, irrigation management, water productivity, fertilizer and crop protection optimization, impact assessment of crop diseases and natural hazards, crop yield estimations and forecasts and pasture monitoring
  • Demonstrate the use of EO for policy relevant reporting and monitoring obligations such as the UN 2030 SDGs, the EU’s Green Deal, the Area Monitoring System of the CAP and national agricultural statistics
  • Integrate innovative technologies such as Big data analysis, digital platforms, Artificial Intelligence, drones, crowd-sourcing and Internet of Things in agricultural monitoring
  • Explore the potential of planned and future missions for food security and agriculture, e.g. the expansion and the next generation of the Sentinels, FLEX, new space and commercial satellite constellations
  • Provide inputs to guide ESA scientific agenda in the agricultural sector including ESA’s FutureEO program and collaboration with RTD on Food Systems and climate adaptation

Organisation

Language and fees

No participation fees will be charged. Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses and no student grants are foreseen for this workshop.
The official language of the workshop is English.

Contact info
ENVMAIL@esa.int

Targeted Audience

  • Experts in EO for agriculture (science, commercial Service Providers, institutions)
  • End-users and stakeholders (International Organisations, food agencies, NGOs, agro-insurance, agro-industry, ...)

Preliminary Themes

  • Determining the response of crops and food production to climate and environment related co-occurring stressors
  • Sustainable strategies to respond to water scarcity and extreme weather events (e.g. flooding, heat waves, storms),
  • EO applications for irrigation management and water productivity
  • Monitoring and supporting conservation agriculture and other innovative practices for sustainable and climate-neutral agriculture with low environmental impact
  • EO in support of smallholder farming practices
  • Crop parameters (health, nutrients, maturity) estimation and monitoring
  • Monitoring of soil parameters and land-degradation processes
  • Rangeland and pasture-land monitoring
  • Yield estimation and forecasting
  • New EO applications for the CAP monitoring system
  • National agricultural statistics
  • Global to national agricultural monitoring systems
  • Synergy of in-situ and EO data (national surveys, farmers’ data, equipment producers’ data, drones, car-cameras, crowd-sourcing, LUCAS, phenotyping...)
  • Drones, IoT, commercial satellite constellations (CubeSats++), meteo data, GNSS, Sentinels: Selecting and combining different data types
  • Improved monitoring from future missions (incl. results with simulated data and airborne campaigns)
  • Transfer from science to business in the agriculture sector (insurance, precision agriculture, commodity trading,...)

Schedule and Deadlines

Abstract submission opening 13 January 2020
Abstract submission closure 21 February 2020
Notification of acceptance 10 March 2020
Issue of Preliminary Programme 10 March 2020
Registration Opening 10 March 2020
Close of registrations 15 April 2020
Final Programme at the Workshop
Workshop 25 / 29 May 2020

Abstract Submission

Prepare your abstract

Abstracts shall be selected on the basis of the one-page abstracts (max 500 words).
Abstracts should contain the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Authors full name and affiliations
  • Name, address, e-mail, telephone of the main author
  • Proposed topic for the paper
  • Presentation preference (oral or poster)
Submit your abstract

We kindly invite you to submit your abstract/s by using the ConfTool login page available here, within 21 February 2020 (hard deadline)

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For changes to your abstract after the submission, please use your personal login and password to access your overview page.

Waiting for approval

Authors shall be notified of the Scientific Committee review process outcome by 10 March 2020. Upon the notification of acceptance, the authors shall be informed of the acceptation type, whether oral or poster presentation.

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Organising Committee


Espen Volden

ESA

Benjamin Koetz

ESA

Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer

EC DG-RTD

Anica Huck

EC DG-RTD

Marjan van Meerloo

EC DG-RTD

Sabrina Lodadio

Serco/ESA-ESRIN

Scientific Committee


Clement Atzberger

BOKU

Heike Bach

VISTA

Bettina Baruth

JRC

Rogerio Bonifacio

WFP

Sophie Bontemps

UCLouvain

Luca Brocca

CNR-IRPI

Marco Celesti

University of Milano-Bicocca

Raphaël d’Andrimont

JRC

Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska

IGiK

Wouter Dorigo

TUW

Matthias Drusch

ESA

Belen Franch

Univ. Maryland / NASA

Ferran Gascon

ESA

Sven Gilliams

VITO

Ola Gråbak

ESA

Patrick Griffiths

ESA

Juan Guerschman

CSIRO

Jippe Hoogeveen

FAO

Ian Jarvis

GEOGLAM Sec

Thuy Le Toan

CESBIO

Wolfram Mauser

Ludwig-Maximilians Univ. München

Jose Moreno

Univ. Valencia

Andy Nelson

Univ. Twente

Mark Noort

HCP

Felix Rembold

JRC

Inbal Reshef

HARVEST/GEOGLAM Sec

Jose Sobrino

Univ. Valencia

Paolo Cosmo Silvestro

ESA

Mariette Vreugdenhil

TUW

Tamme van Wal

AeroVision

Marie Weiss

INRA

Alyssa K. Whitcraft

CEOS/GEOGLAM Sec

Mario Zappacosta

FAO