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EvIDENz: Earth observation-based information products for drought risk assessment on a national basis

Acquirer: The University of Bonn (ZFL)

Performer: Space Research Institute NASU-NSAU

Project leader: Prof., Dr. Nataliia Kussul

Duration: 2016-2018

The main goal of the project: Evidenz project aimed to solving the problems of monitoring Earth for agricultural drought risk reduction at the national level, including limiting the socio-economic impact and identification of a common set of criteria to assess the risks of this type of disaster globally. Objectives of the project will be implemented over the territory of Ukraine (for the pilot regions) and South Africa. These countries are selected for project execution as they have the most possible difference in agro-climatic conditions. Such selection of the studied areas will allow the evaluation of project's results transferability to other areas around the world The project will rely on the use of satellite data achieved from national and ESA missions including TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and RapidEye, as well as the European Sentinel missions.

On the 6-th of December at the premices of National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kiev Polytechnic Institute" the workshop on Evidenz project was held.

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