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10/12/2015
The Ministry of Sciences and Education of the Russian Federation allocated targeted extra funding for the R&D activity to support the GEOGLAM programme through collaboration of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) and VITO within the EC FP7 SIGMA project. The initiated SIGMA-RBK project aimed at development of automated methods and information technologies of Earth observation data processing and analysis for agricultural monitoring with specific, but not exclusive, geographical focus on the Eurasian Economic Union countries, such as Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The SIGMA-RBK project will be implemented during 2015-2017 in close coordination between IKI and VITO and in collaboration with other the SIGMA project partners.

08/05/2015
VEGA-GEOGLAM service User guide is now available at web-site main page. To download file in English in PDF format click the button User guide in the main menu or follow the link.

23/04/2015
Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) held on April 23, 2015 in Moscow the workshop focused on demonstration and discussion of recent developments within the global agricultural monitoring initiatives and projects, such as GEOGLAM, JECAM and SIGMA. The workshop has been attended by 41 participants representing the Russian Academy of Sciences' institutions, Russian Space Agency, Ministry for Agriculture and the Hydrometeorological Service of Russia. The VEGA-GEOGLAM information system was demonstrated to the participants.

12/03/2015
IKI and VITO launched external testing of the VEGA-GEOGLAM service. The SIGMA-JECAM test sites responsible are invited to conduct the testing that is planned to be held during the two months until mid-May.

20/01/2015
A new 30 m spatial resolution arable lands map for the JECAM test site in Stavropol Kray (Russia) has been developed based on the Landsat-8 data for year 2014. The developed arable lands map is incorporated into the VEGA-GEOGLAM service and availible for users.

31/10/2014
GEOGLAM implementation plan meeting hosted by RADI took place in Beijing (China) October 20-22, 2014. Dr. Sergey Bartalev has represented Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI).

SIGMA annual progress meeting was held in Beijing, China October 22-25, 2014. The meeting aimed to review the results achieved by an international consortium during the first year of SIGMA project implementation. The meeting was hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sergey Bartalev from Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) presented the GEOGLAM-VEGA System as a key component of the SIGMA project. For presentation follow the link .

31/10/2014
SIGMA workshop on mapping and agro-meteorological modelling at Alterra

31/10/2014
SIGMA workshop hosted by UCL

17/10/2014
THE ANNUAL ALL-RUSSIAN OPEN CONFERENCE «ACTUAL PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING OF THE EARTH FROM SPACE» will take place from 10 till 14 November 2014 in Moscow, IKI RAN.

Poster on R&D progress at the Stavropol SIGMA-JECAM test site will be presented during the conference section "Remote sensing of vegetation and soil".

Stavropol SIGMA-JECAM test site was included into the global network JECAM. Activities on this developments were carried out with the support of the EC SIGMA project.

17/10/2014
Field data collection in Stavropol SIGMA-JECAM test site was completed, and the data are integrated in the VEGA-GEOGLAM system. Further measurements on winter crop development will be continued during autumn of 2014.

02/10/2014
SIGMA and GEO organise session on coordinating contributions to GEOGLAM at IMAAFS!

16/09/2014
Agrometeorological bulletin of September 2014 online available!

05/09/2014
Global Vegetation Monitoring @ 100 m spatial resolution!

01/09/2014
Field campaign @ Belgian JECAM site!

25/08/2014
Early Warning and Crop Monitoring course organized in Nairobi, Kenya!

21/08/2014
Drones used in agricultural research projects!

17/07/2014
SIGMA-GEOGLAM Meeting in Beijing, China on 21-25 October 2014

14/07/2014
SIGMA and GEOGLAM will host side event during IMAAFS in Ethiopia, 1-3 October 2014

10/07/2014
Workshop on Agricultural Early Warning on 14-18/07/2014

20/06/2014
Follow SIGMA on Twitter!

07/07/2014
Follow SIGMA on LinkedIn!

07/07/2014
SIGMA @ JECAM science meeting July 21-21, 2014!

20/05/2014
SIGMA presented at ESA's Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop in Italy

19/05/2014
SIGMA partners participated in the Sentinel-2 for Agriculture User Workshop

19/05/2014
The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element organised "Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop", which is hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, on May 20-22, 2014.

The SIGMA partners CIRAD, RCMRD, FAO, JRC, RADI, SRI, INTA and VITO participated in the Sentinel-2 for Agriculture project workshop, availing their expertise to the project. Dr. Sergey Bartalev represented IKI.

Experiences and expectations were exchanged with respect to the future exploitation of Sentinel-2 data for Agriculture Monitoring.

08/05/2014
SIGMA presented at the Geospatial World Forum in Geneva

01/05/2014
Field data collection in the Guantao, Taishan and Hongxin farm sites

01/05/2014
Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences' Stavropol Research Institute of Agriculture (SRIA) and Space Research Institute (IKI) are collaborating to conduct researches aimed to develop remote sensing methods for annual land use and crop types mapping and yield assessment at the regional level.

JECAM test site in Stavropol kray (SRIA) was established in April 2014. The test site consists of two levels: regional (Stavropol kray) and local (experimental fields), which are different in functional assignment and frequency of measurement of biophysical and chemical parameters.

Weekly LAI (Leaf Area Index) data is collected. In addition reference data on location of crop presence and types is collected over larger areas.

27/04/2014
SIGMA partners VITO, UCL and CRA-W collecting field data in Belgium

02/02/2014
Recording yield measurements in Madgascar!

02/03/2014
SRI collecting fieldwork data

31/03/2014
End-of-season fieldwork INTA finalized!

18/06/2014
SIGMA field campaign in the Mekong basin, Vietnam started!

01/04/2014
SIGMA partner IKI started collecting field data

Welcome to VEGA-GEOGLAM!

The VEGA-GEOGLAM web-based analysis system is developed by Russian Academy of Sciences Space Research Institute in framework of EC FP7 SIGMA project.

The VEGA-GEOGLAM is aimed at providing tools for analysis of the Earth observation data, results of their processing and other related information with particular focus at SIGMA-JĹCAM test sites for agricultural monitoring focused R&D activities.The VEGA-GEOGLAM is implemented using the concept of geospatial information web-service gathering satellite and other geographic information from different sources and providing access to users worldwide.

The VEGA-GEOGLAM is providing access to high-resolution (e.g. Landsat, DEIMOS) data over the JECAM sites, as well as to MODIS data along with various derived products. The VEGA-GEOGLAM provides access to near-real-time updated MODIS and Landsat data archives, DEIMOS data and other geospatial information collected over SIGMA-JECAM test-sites. The service performs automated pre-processing of MODIS and Landsat satellite data with daily update.

The VEGA-GEOGLAM is focused at facilitating agricultural lands and crops state analysis using vegetation indices time-series based on its seasonal and multi-annual dynamics at every single point or user-specified polygons (objects).

This tool is hence mainly positioned towards the partners of the SIGMA project. However the VEGA-GEOGLAM tool offers also access to this pre-processed data for a wider community. In particular the VEGA-GEOGLAM is used for analysis of satellite data for global monitoring of agricultural production and yield forecast in the framework of the GEOGLAM Crop Monitor.

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