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Workshop on Monitoring Soil Moisture using Earth Observation

Point of contact
Lynn Heeley
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
Monkstone House, City Road
PE1 1JY Peterborough
Phone: +44-1773-562626

JNCC hosted an international two-day virtual workshop whose focus was on how to use Earth-Observation-derived products for monitoring soil moisture analytically and to understand the benefits of these datasets.

Sessions included:

  • An introduction to the Surface Soil Moisture (SSM) and Soil Water Index (SWI) products from the Copernicus Global Land Service
  • Question-and-Answer Session "Ask the expert"
  • Validation and ground-truthing
  • Introduction to COSMOS-UK and Copernicus in Situ
  • Three international use cases
    • Open Big Data and Precision Agriculture in the Agrosat project
    • Drought impact on coffee plantations and biodiversity on both sides of the Pacific Ocean
    • Soil Moisture data use for environmental monitoring in Romania
  • Opportunities for future research and development collaborations

Please use the below-mentioned link to access the workshop video presentations and slides.