Work Package #4

Farmers’ tools for complementing EO-data

The overarching objective of this WP is to establish a complete ecosystem of low-cost and easy to use smart tools for the farmers for the accumulation of the in-situ information. This concerns both the end-user application domain, as well as the backend which will ingest and process the data to extract meaningful information. To that end, DIONE will set forth and develop the following main pillars which underpin this concept: user-friendly interfaces which can be used by non-experts, secure protocols and processes to provide the security services of encryption, authentication, and data integrity, advanced data analytics and processing to validate the data and metadata, novel machine learning algorithms to transform the in-situ data to spatial explicit maps of key soil properties and indices quantifying the current level of land degradation in the referenced land parcels.