Agriculture Monitoring

This NextGEOSS Research pilot has a focus on the analysis of time series of data, both EO-data from EU satellite missions (The Copernicus contributing mission Proba-V ( as time series spanning multiple years and Copernicus Sentinel-2 as a time series over a growing season), and in-situ measurements related to agronomy and meteorology.

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In this pilot, 3 components are addressed:

1) Time Series Viewer, as an existing application from the Proba-V Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP) –, will be extended towards high-resolution vegetation parameters derived from Sentinel-2 which are calculated on the NextGEOSS cloud. This ‘data analytics’ provides the backend for the pilot on Crop Monitoring. A RESTful Web Service endpoint is integrated in the NextGEOSS Data Hub.

2) Agro STAC viewer: Spatial Temporal Attribute Catalogue for Agronomy, as a prototype developed by VITO and Alterra in the FP-7 SIGMA project to visualise and explore time series of in-situ data:, will be extended in functionality and the prototype will be operationalised and promoted to relevant user communities. Field data is collected from a number of sites worldwide, mainly agronomy data relevant for calibration/validation purposes in the domain of crop production monitoring by satellite data. Examples of data served by STAC are crop type, phenology, biomass, LAI, yields, canopy height, etc.

3) WMTS Guidelines and improved prototype of WMTS will be generated, supporting better the time dimension and tile quality information.

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Pilot Metadata

Coordinate Reference System WGS 1984
Language English
Legal Constraints The pilot can be used free of charge. If the results are used in publications or other Web sites, we request you to mention VITO as provider of data which you used.
Purpose The pilot is developed as part of the NexGEOSS project funded by the European Union's H2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant No. 730329, to support the wider Agriculture community consisisting of both institutional stakeholders (GeoGLAM, FAO, etc.) and the Agro industry.
Update Frequency continual
Pilot Validity Period 01 January, 1980 TO 31 December, 2021
Contact e-mail bram[dot]janssen[at]vito[dot]be
individualName Bram Janssen
organisationName VITO