Scientific Support to the ESA project "Global Monitoring for Food Security" (GMFS-Support)

2010-09-01 – 2013-08-31

The Global Monitoring for Food Security (GMFS) project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) aims to provide early warning, agricultural mapping and crop yield assessment services in support of food security monitoring activities in Africa. So far GMFS has mostly relied on optical remote sensing data to characterize the status of the vegetation, now also soil moisture data provided by active microwave remote sensing instruments (ERS SCAT, METOP ASCAT) are considered. The role of TU Wien is to provide scientific advice and enable the setup of operational services by the GMFS project partner GeoVille.

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Project members


  • GeoVille GmbH


  • GeoVille Informationssysteme und Datenverarbeitung GmbH