Application-oriented technologies in the domain of Earth observation such as crop mapping can provide an economic and feasible approach to monitor agricultural activities.

The Multispectral Instrument (MSI) carried on the Sentinel-2 satellites measures the Earth’s reflected radiation in 13 spectral bands, from VNIR to SWIR, at different spatial resolutions (10, 20 and 60 meters). In addition, the short revisit time makes the free and open data of the Sentinel-2 constellation a suitable option to identify crops.

In the proposed webinar, you will learn the basics of image processing for crop mapping: we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites. We will employ the ESA SNAP Sentinel-2 Toolbox to demonstrate the crop mapping methodology over the agricultural area of the Guadalquivir Marshes near Seville, Spain.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube (duration: 1 hour).

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.

 

RUS Webinar – Crop mapping with Sentinel-2 – 16 Jan. 2018