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Remote sensing detects irrigation non-compliance

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Remote sensing-based tools help effectively control illegal water uses. Irrigation non-compliance is becoming a more and more serious issue with increased droughts and changing climate. With these techniques, you can locate irrigated areas without concession and excesses of the authorised volume. A Case Study in Spain Because of its scarcity, irrigation water use in La…

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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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Dryland crop management supported by COALA products

  • Agrisat
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Two of the COALA project partners have been working throughout this past 2020 campaign to assist in managing dryland crops. Now, AgriSat and UCLM have generated satellite-derived COALA products to assist in dryland crop management in the Mallee and Wimmera regions of Victoria, Australia. The products have been generated for farms owned by BCG members….

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Gilgai soil structure impact on crop canopy

  • University of Castilla La Mancha
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The COALA project The COALA H2020 project is contributing to better agriculture. COALA is implementing tools capable of determining the water and nutrient requirements of crops in space and time. These tools allow farmers to adjust the adequate supply of these resources to optimise yield. These tools are developed using a time series of images…

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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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COALA Airborne Campaigns over Farmlands in Victoria

  • University of Melbourne
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COALA airborne campaigns act in developing agricultural decision support for Australian farmers COALA offers a range of information to support irrigation and fertilisation management decisions using Sentinel-2 satellite data. Australian farmers’ input costs include a significant amount of water and fertilisers. Their optimal use has critical implications to various ecosystems that are sensitively influenced by…

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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…

Educational Resources

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COALA is currently working with educational providers such as the NSW Department of Education to develop educational resources about agriculture, remote sensing and earth observation. We will update this page regularly as more resources are developed.

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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