EARSeL SUMMER SCHOOL Sentinel for Applications in Agriculture

Sentinel for Applications in Agriculture

EARSeL SUMMER SCHOOL is open to early career scientists or employers, such as Ph.D. students, young postdoctoral scientists, technicians specialized in Earth Science disciplines, wishing to expand and improve their knowledge and skills on EO in Agriculture.

In-field exercises! 

These will be organized to collect data through ad-hoc instrumentation: spectral measurements, drone imagery, proximal sensor on tractors, etc. Samples’ collection for testing in proximity (weather permitting) of scheduled acquisition of Sentinel data is also planned.
  • Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 students: a selection based on CVs and motivation letters will be applied.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Candidacy has to submit by April 30th, 2018
  • DATE & TIME: September 17th to September 21st, 2018.
  • LESSONS START: at 12:30 PM on Monday Sept 17th and end at 01:30 PM on Friday Sept 21st.
  • FEES: the cost is 950 Euro to be paid to AIT within 30/06/2018
Fees include attendance to the lectures and laboratories (including in-field excursions), accommodation and luncheons costs. Travel costs are not included. (Financial support is not available).

For more information visit Sentinel for Applications in Agriculture CALL

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Map of the Month for February

This months map is completely different to last month– moving from national scale to farm scale.

This map is an intermediate output from one of our PhD students, Richa Marwaha. It shows current grass covers in Teagasc Moorepark as discerned by satellite. It shows how close we are to being to produce grass cover, biomass (Dry Matter) and management history form satellite. We’ve had a number of projects (along with projects in other Teagasc Centers) working in the area if mapping grass paddocks, some with handheld instruments, some with drones and some by satellite.

MOMFeb

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-flyte Drone Research centre

The Launch of Tim McCarthy’s (MU) SFI funded drone research centre out of Waterford got a lot of press yesterday.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/drone-research-project-could-help-swimmers-in-difficulty-1.3440516

http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/03/26/drone-technology-initiative-u-flyte-receives-e6-3m-research-boost/

It could be very important for Ireland and the devlopement of remote sensing tech and business on our cloudy Ireland.

 

 

 

New software for automatically detecting forest disturbance in Ireland

Short article on our new software that uses a 40 year archive of Landsat data to automatically detect forest disturbance in Ireland through comparison with new imagery ingested routinely

https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2018/10-Automatic-detection-of-forest-disturbance-by-satellite.pdf

Plough and the stars. Remote sensing in Engineers Ireland Journal

I recently wrote a general interest piece on remote sensing, Copernicus and agriculture for the Engineers Journal published by Engineers Ireland.

Its available now online on the Engineers Journal website.