The GeoRice project is driven by the need of countries to continuously monitor their rice production, in the context of human and climate-induced production variability. The project also addresses the research priority within Asia-RiCE, a component of the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative. The aim of the project is to demonstrate country-scale rice monitoring in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar using Sentinel-1 satellite data. The project is funded by the European Space Agency under ESA Contract No. 4000113388/15/I-NB and has been extended from October 2018 for 18 months. The Prime Contractor is CESBIO, from the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier.
Using our expertise in the use of satellite data for rice monitoring over South-East Asia
A scientific partnership
The GeoRice project is the result of a partnership between CESBIO Laboratory (Center for the Study of the Biosphere from Space) and GlobEO, in collaboration with the Vietnam National Space Center
Based on C-Band SAR Imaging
Using the European Union’s Earth observation Copernicus program to get a complete, free and open access to Sentinel-1 data