Rice is the most important crop for human consumption and is eaten by more than half of the world`s population every day. Ensuring there is enough affordable rice for everyone is critical for global food security, meaning that extreme weather conditions have a direct impact on how much food is traded and as a consequence, brought to the table at an affordable price.

The information from Sentinel-1 is crucial for policymakers from local to country-wide, as the data collected  can help improving estimates for national agricultural statistics, planning relief activities or assessing damage from natural disasters. It is also useful for smallholders, to inform on crop insurances or to monitor conservation practices and precision farming.

This webinar is an opportunity to learn how to process a large dataset of Sentinel-1 GRD products over the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam using SNAP Graph Processing Tool for rice crop monitoring. We will demonstrate how basic bash scripting can improve the efficiency of your analysis by automatizing processing steps.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

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

 

RUS Webinar – Rice mapping with Sentinel-1 using SNAP GPT – 18 April 2019