Science and Operational Applications Research - Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring Initiative (SOAR-JECAM)

Joint Announcement of Opportunity (New)

Publication date: October 2011

Closing date: For three years starting on September 1, 2011

Earth observation is a tool that is well suited to monitoring a world that is changing. The resulting geo-information products support the investigation and understanding of the processes causing and resulting from such change. They also help to explore, manage and preserve the Earth's resources as well as to minimize or even eliminate the impacts of anthropogenic and natural disasters.

Against this background, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and MDA Geospatial Services Inc. intend to jointly stimulate the scientific utilization of Earth Observation (EO). This announcement focuses specifically on the use of RADARSAT-2 Product for basic and applied R&D activities related to agricultural monitoring.

Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM) is an initiative created by the GEO Agriculture Monitoring Community of Practice with the intent to enhance international collaboration around agricultural monitoring towards the development of a "systems of systems" to address issues associated with food security and a sustainable and profitable agricultural sector worldwide.

The goal of the RADARSAT-2 SOAR-JECAM is to develop and demonstrate techniques where RADARSAT-2, either alone or integrated with other data sources, contributes useful information about crop area, condition monitoring and yield estimation, over a wide range of geographies and cropping systems.

The present announcement of opportunity is directed to JECAM Principal Investigators.

Request for ProposalPDF Document – 335 Kilobytes (KB)

For more information on this SOAR-JECAM initiative, please contact:

SOAR Coordination Office
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4841
Fax: 450-926-4613
E-mail : soar-jecam@asc-csa.gc.ca