LPVP – Land Products Validation and Characterisation in support to Proba-V, S-2 and S-3 mission – ESRIN Contract No. 4000116440/16/I-SBo

Project Category: ESA Express Procurement Plus – EXPRO+
Duration of the project: 1.04.2016 – 31.12.2018
Acronym of the project: LPVP
Reference: ESA-IPL-POE-SBo-sp-RFP-2015-708
The objectives of the project are:
  • to develop and test a methodology for deriving biophysical variablesfrom the synergetic exploitation of current and future ESA optical sensor missions (Proba-VSentinel-2 and Sentinel-3) and additional EO and ancillary data;

  • to contribute to the definition of the land products validation approach for the current and future ESA optical missions;

  • to plan and carry out field campaigns measurements of: vegetation cover LAI, fAPAR, carbon balance, biomass wet and dry, soil moisture, vegetation phenology, vegetation hazards, crop yield, biomass growth. These measurements will be taken at wetland and agricultural areas in Poland and used for validation of derived EO remote sensing data;

  • to contribute to the assessment of products quality and calibration performances for the relevant ESA optical missions;

  • to support Proba-VSentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Cal/Val activities and support activity of ESA’s Sensor Performances, Products and Algorithm (SPPA) section, which is responsible for mission end-to-end performances assessment, algorithm evolution and Cal-Val activities;

  • to support the exploitation of the derived products for various land applications as wetlands and agriculture monitoring.