Earth Observation

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The effect of a global pandemic on an international project

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There are always challenges when working on a new project but throw in international partners and a global pandemic, and you would be right in thinking that such a project would be set up for failure. Fortunately, despite the challenges presented, the committed COALA project team has proved dynamic in their approach and propelled the…

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Regulating water use in woody crops with Remote Sensing

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How much should I irrigate? When should I irrigate? These are vital decisions that irrigators need to make daily.  Some use scheduling programs. Others manually read soil moisture sensors. Others make decisions based on water district schedules. And yet others rely on models that are supported by Earth Observation (EO) satellites. Remote sensing tools can…

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Satellites Detect Environmental Change

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Every year in August Australian National ‘Science Week’ takes place. During National Science Week hundreds of events take place around the country. These events help engage people with science and give scientists a chance to showcase their research. One of our goals in the COALA Project is to support and focus on legacy, which so…

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The COALA Business Model: creating a successful model

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A business model can be seen as a holistic framework through which any business is defined, understood, and designed. It allows you to map out how ongoing value for your customers can be created. The COALA business model The COALA Business model tries to comprehensively capture the characteristics of and relationships between fundamental “building blocks”….

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COALA addresses new challenges in precision irrigation

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The COALA project has been operational since January 2020. Our project uses information provided by satellites (the Sentinels) to help support Australian farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin. One of the ways that we support farmers is through precision irrigation. Precision irrigation is a farm management approach that involves using technology to make informed decisions. The…

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Curating a COALA data centre in earth observation.

  • Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
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The curation of a COALA data centre is essential as access to information in real-time (or as close to as possible) is very high on the wish list of farmers and agricultural practitioners. Agriculturalists are looking for more efficient and effective ways to manage nutrients and water in their paddocks. In the first year of the…

The COALA Project: Who, What, Where and Why

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The COALA project is developing Copernicus-based services for… supporting more sustainable use of water and nutrients in the advanced agricultural systems of Australia. sharing knowledge and expertise in the field of EO-based applications for agriculture with Australian institutions It will be a facilitator of new business experience between Europe and Australia The COALA project will…

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Water managers sharing experience is key to success.

  • ANBI Campania
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Role of ANBI Campania and its contribution to the COALA project, and the need for experienced water managers ANBI Campania (Italy) is one of the two European Water User Association partners in the COALA Project. ANBI transfers its experience as a European final user of satellite-based decision support systems.  This blog collects the thoughts of…

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Building trust in Earth Observation products and services

  • University of Melbourne
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Building trust in Earth Observation products and services: the importance of calibration and validation procedures. These processes are key to the success of some new research in agritech. Co-creation and consultation are key pillars of the COALA project. In this project, the stakeholders’ wants and needs guide the development process. Remote sensing The COALA partners…

Earth Observation: Remote sensing and systems

  • Carlo De Michele
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For almost 150 years people have recognised the advantages of getting a little distance between them and what they are studying. This is a technique we call ‘remote sensing’. “Remote Sensing” means that a measurement is taken remotely, without physical contact. The first people to do remote sensing were balloonists in the 1840s. They floated…

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