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Fluorescence-based photosynthesis estimates for vegetation productivity monitoring from space

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Project "SENTIFLEX" data sheet

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postcode: 46010

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙499˙587 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙587 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2022-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA ES (VALENCIA) coordinator 1˙499˙587.00


 Project objective

Global food security will remain a worldwide concern for the next 50 years and beyond. Agricultural production undergoes an increasing pressure by global anthropogenic changes, including rising population, increased protein demands and climatic extremes. Because of the immediate and dynamic nature of these changes, productivity monitoring measures are urgently needed to ensure both the stability and continued increase of the global food supply. Europe has expressed ambitions to keep its fingers on the pulse of its agricultural lands. In response to that, this proposal - named SENTIFLEX - is dedicated to developing a European vegetation productivity monitoring facility based on the synergy of Sentinel-3 (S3) with FLEX satellite fluorescence data. ESA's 8th Earth Explorer FLEX is the first mission specifically designed to globally measure Sun-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) emission from terrestrial vegetation. These two European Earth observation missions offer immense possibilities to increase our knowledge of the basic functioning of the Earth’s vegetation, i.e., the photosynthetic activity of plants resulting in carbon fixation. Two complementary approaches are envisioned to realize quantification of photosynthesis through satellite SIF and S3. First, the work seeks to advance the science in establishing and consolidating relationships between canopy-leaving SIF and unbiased estimates of photosynthesis of the plants, thereby disentangling the role of dynamic vegetative and atmospheric variables. Second, consolidated relationships between SIF and photosynthesis will be used to build a FLEX-S3 data processing assimilation scheme through process-based vegetation models that will deliver spatiotemporally highly resolved information on Europe’s vegetation productivity. To streamline all these datasets into a prototype vegetation productivity monitoring facility, new data processing concepts will be introduced such as the emulation of radiative transfer models.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Jorge Vicent Servera, Luis Alonso, Luca Martino, Neus Sabater, Jochem Verrelst, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jose Moreno
Gradient-Based Automatic Lookup Table Generator for Radiative Transfer Models
published pages: 1040-1048, ISSN: 0196-2892, DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2018.2864517
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57/2 2019-08-30
2019 Maria Karbon, Santiago Belda, Tobias Nilsson
Impact of the terrestrial reference frame on the determination of the celestial reference frame
published pages: 58-71, ISSN: 1674-9847, DOI: 10.1016/j.geog.2018.11.001
Geodesy and Geodynamics 10/1 2019-08-30
2018 Santiago Belda, José M. Ferrándiz, Robert Heinkelmann, Harald Schuh
A new method to improve the prediction of the celestial pole offsets
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32082-1
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-08-30
2018 Neus Sabater, Jorge Vicent, Luis Alonso, Jochem Verrelst, Elizabeth Middleton, Albert Porcar-Castell, José Moreno
Compensation of Oxygen Transmittance Effects for Proximal Sensing Retrieval of Canopy–Leaving Sun–Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence
published pages: 1551, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs10101551
Remote Sensing 10/10 2019-08-30
2019 Giulia Tagliabue, Cinzia Panigada, Benjamin Dechant, Frédéric Baret, Sergio Cogliati, Roberto Colombo, Mirco Migliavacca, Patrick Rademske, Anke Schickling, Dirk Schüttemeyer, Jochem Verrelst, Uwe Rascher, Youngryel Ryu, Micol Rossini
Exploring the spatial relationship between airborne-derived red and far-red sun-induced fluorescence and process-based GPP estimates in a forest ecosystem
published pages: 111272, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111272
Remote Sensing of Environment 231 2019-08-30
2019 Jochem Verrelst, Zbyněk Malenovský, Christiaan Van der Tol, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry, Philip Lewis, Peter North, Jose Moreno
Quantifying Vegetation Biophysical Variables from Imaging Spectroscopy Data: A Review on Retrieval Methods
published pages: 589-629, ISSN: 0169-3298, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-018-9478-y
Surveys in Geophysics 40/3 2019-08-30
2019 Zbyněk Malenovský, Lucie Homolová, Petr Lukeš, Henning Buddenbaum, Jochem Verrelst, Luis Alonso, Michael E. Schaepman, Nicolas Lauret, Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry
Variability and Uncertainty Challenges in Scaling Imaging Spectroscopy Retrievals and Validations from Leaves Up to Vegetation Canopies
published pages: 631-656, ISSN: 0169-3298, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-019-09534-y
Surveys in Geophysics 40/3 2019-08-30
2019 Jochem Verrelst, Juan Rivera Caicedo, Jorge Vicent, Pablo Morcillo Pallarés, José Moreno
Approximating Empirical Surface Reflectance Data through Emulation: Opportunities for Synthetic Scene Generation
published pages: 157, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs11020157
Remote Sensing 11/2 2019-08-30
2018 Jorge Vicent, Jochem Verrelst, Juan Pablo Rivera-Caicedo, Neus Sabater, Jordi Munoz-Mari, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jose Moreno
Emulation as an Accurate Alternative to Interpolation in Sampling Radiative Transfer Codes
published pages: 4918-4931, ISSN: 1939-1404, DOI: 10.1109/jstars.2018.2875330
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11/12 2019-07-30
2019 Mohsen Mirzaei, Safar Marofi, Mozhgan Abbasi, Eisa Solgi, Rholah Karimi, Jochem Verrelst
Scenario-based discrimination of common grapevine varieties using in-field hyperspectral data in the western of Iran
published pages: 26-37, ISSN: 0303-2434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2019.04.002
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 80 2019-08-30
2018 Sadegh Modiri, Santiago Belda, Robert Heinkelmann, Mostafa Hoseini, José M. Ferrándiz, Harald Schuh
Polar motion prediction using the combination of SSA and Copula-based analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 1880-5981, DOI: 10.1186/s40623-018-0888-3
Earth, Planets and Space 70/1 2019-08-30
2018 Nieves Pasqualotto, Jesús Delegido, Shari Van Wittenberghe, Jochem Verrelst, Juan Pablo Rivera, José Moreno
Retrieval of canopy water content of different crop types with two new hyperspectral indices: Water Absorption Area Index and Depth Water Index
published pages: 69-78, ISSN: 0303-2434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.01.002
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 67 2019-08-30

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