The Time Series Analysis for Agricultural Monitoring pilot has a focus on the analysis of time series of data, both EO-data from satellite missions (Proba-V as time series spanning multiple years and Sentinel-2 as a time series over a growing season), and in-situ measurements related to agronomy and meteo. To realise this, three components are in scope:
- Time Series Viewer: as an existing application from the Proba-V Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP), will be extended towards high-resolution vegetation parameters derived from Sentinel-2 which are calculated on the NextGEOSS cloud. This ‘data analytics’ provides the backend for the pilot on Crop Monitoring. A RESTful Web Service endpoint is integrated into the NextGEOSS Data Hub.
- Agro STAC viewer: Spatial-Temporal Attribute Catalogue for Agronomy, as a prototype developed by VITO and Alterra in the FP-7 SIGMA project to visualise and explore time series of in-situ data: http://agrostac.vgt.vito.be/stac.html, will be extended in functionality and the prototype will be operationalised and promoted to relevant user communities. Field data is collected from a number of sites worldwide, mainly agronomy data relevant for calibration/validation purposes in the domain of crop production monitoring by satellite data. Examples of data served by STAC are crop type, phenology, biomass, LAI, yields, canopy height, etc.
- WMTS: Guidelines and improved prototype of WMTS will be generated, supporting better the time dimension and tile quality information.