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EO AFRICA Online Course: Crop Monitoring and Yield Estimation from Space

 September 4, 2023 - September 29, 2023

The ever-increasing spatial resolution offered by the newest generation of satellite sensors allow us to monitor agricultural production at the scale of an individual parcel and to quantitatively estimate or predict productivity.

This course spanning from 4 to 29 September 2023 with a daily study-load of 2 hours – 10 hours a week, will provide/present participants with:

  • The most relevant data sources and data analysis techniques related to parcel-based crop monitoring and crop yield estimation.
  • Knowledge on the primary plant function “photosynthesis” with the aim to better understand the role of evaporation, plus various qualitative and quantitative means to assess how lack of evaporation may impede a crop’s ability to convert CO2 and H20 into carbohydrates.
  • Practical assignments to use FPAR and ETA to quantitatively assess crop production.

Only applicants working for an African-based organization are eligible. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge on Earth Observation, Python programming and the use of cloud environments for EO image processing.

Materials are offered through the Moodle Cloud learning platform and participants are expected to digest the training materials independently by themselves.

Deadline for applications:

  • August 18, 2023