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Information system for monitoring and evaluating meteorological disasters for agriculture
Author(s): Dominique Medal; Jacques Stakenborg; Graham Russell; Frederic Biard; Dorothea Aifantopoulou; Marino Palacios; Jean Pierre Riglet; Leonidas Toulios; Miguel Angel Soler; J. L. Masson
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Paper Abstract

The goal of CALIS is to monitor vegetation condition and to evaluate the impact of climate hazards on both agriculture production and environment. CALIS will warn the end-users, e.g. insurance companies, when crop damage arises, and help them in evaluating compensation for farmers who have been hit. CALIS target calamities are: night frost in early spring, drought in late spring and early summer, heat excess. Impact of climate hazards on vegetation will be assessed through use of meteorological and Earth Observation satellite data, as well as complementary information such as agricultural statistics, tables of local phenological stages, and ground data measurements. A specific methodology has been set for each climatic hazard. The project has been very much a collaborative, interdisciplinary one. End-users have been responsible for defining the goals, selecting meteorological events and checking the results. Scientists provided expertise in selecting and tuning the methods, while value added companies brought their knowledge and experience in the thematic area to specify the system, to generate and interpret the products. Before the end of 1998, the system will be operational for assessing frost damage over the test sites (France, Greece and Spain).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3499, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology, (11 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332763
Show Author Affiliations
Dominique Medal, Matra Systemes & Information (France)
Jacques Stakenborg, Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Graham Russell, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Frederic Biard, Geosys (France)
Dorothea Aifantopoulou, Geoapikonisis (Greece)
Marino Palacios, Aurensa (Spain)
Jean Pierre Riglet, Ministere de l'Agriculture (France)
Leonidas Toulios, National Agricultural Research Foundation (Greece)
Miguel Angel Soler, Agroseguro (Spain)
J. L. Masson, JMC (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3499:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
Edwin T. Engman, Editor(s)

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