GEOMOIST

GEOMOIST

One of the most useful environmental fields for land management, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, is soil moisture.

In collaboration with the ENEA (Casaccia ENEA Research Centre, Rome, Italy) BIOTEC Group, and the Telegis Laboratory, University of Cagliari, Italy, the GEOMOIST project aims at developing a multi-satellite (passive and active sensors MODIS, SEVIRI, ASAR) method for soil moisture estimation.

An ESA Category 1 proposal was approved for the GEOMOIST project. It involves ASAR data provision, and a series of ground measurement campaigns for calibration and validation in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Ethiopia.