The contribution of Citizens’ Observatories to validation of satellite‐retrieved soil moisture products

Hemment, D., Buontempo, C., Xaver, A., Dobos, E., Pelloquin, C., Wagner, W., Cobley, A., Khawaja, M., et al. (2017). The contribution of Citizens’ Observatories to validation of satellite‐retrieved soil moisture products. In: GEO Week 2017: Insight for a Changing World, October 2017, Washington DC, US.

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The GROW Observatory (GROW) will create a sustainable citizen platform and community to generate, share and utilise information on land, soil and water resources at a resolution hitherto not previously considered. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel‐1 is the first mission capable of providing high‐resolution soil moisture information, but a proper validation of Sentinel data remains a challenge given the scarcity of available in situ reference measurements. Establishment of a dense network of in situ measurement can bridge the gap in spatial resolution between in situ and satellite‐based soil moisture measurements enabling validation and calibration of ground and remotely measured soil moisture observations. The potential exists to answer scientific questions including the validity of satellite data, the impact of climate change on land management thus supporting the needs of growers and integrating citizen and scientific research to be more directly applicable and relevant.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690199; GEO Week 2017 : Insight for a Changing World ; Conference date: 23-10-2017 Through 27-10-2017
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 13:26
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:33

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