Participants: Maria Luisa Buchaillot (LO, University of Barcelona), Etienne David (HiPhen Plant, France), Jose A. Jimenez-Berni (IAS-CSIC, Cordoba, Spain), Shawn Kefauver (LO, University of Barcelona), Eyup Selim Koksal (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun/Turkey), Miriam Machwitz (LIST, Luxembourg), Egor Prikaziuk (University of Twente, Netherlands), Offer Rozenstein (Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Institute, Israel), Martin Schlerf (LIST, Luxembourg), Veronica Sobejano Paz (Aerial Tools, Denmark), Esra Tunc Gormus (KTU, Turkey), Emre Tunca (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun/Turkey), Zaib un Nisa (Uni Molise, Italy), Florian Werner (Hydrosat, Luxembourg), Carlos Ferraz (HEMAV, Spain)
In March 2022 we had a workshop in Barcelona with talks on different examples for sensor synergies, preparation of the guidelines (deliverable WG3), exchange with stakeholders/private companies and planning of a COST follow-up proposal from the perspective of WG3.
All the talks were followed by a very living discussion and many points came up related to sensor synergies and related challenges, problems and solutions (program can be found here). For example, we had surveys and discussions on the role of different spectral domains for different traits, the role of lidar and SAR, and challenges with thermal data. Overall talks it was stated that there is an advantage to using sensors from different spectral domains but at the same time leading to issues that need to be considered. Furthermore, the review paper which was written within WG3 and led by Katja, was presented and (by chance) submitted during the workshop.
With a breakout group, we worked on the guideline preparation for WG3. We collected examples, problems, challenges to be respected and discussed solutions. However, the guideline preparation still needs to be finalized.
A second breakout group prepared the round table discussion with stakeholders which took place on the second day. This part of the workshop was opened by a presentation on a survey in which 14 different companies of remote sensing in agriculture around Europe were answered. These surveys were done by Maria Luisa and Veronica. The outcome of this survey is also available on the Senseco Webpage. Afterward, each company was presented by its representatives (Veronica, Carlos, Florian, Etienne). The presentations were followed by a very good and living round table discussion. The discussion was focused on better collaboration between Senseco, research, and companies as well as on the role of companies and future collaborations options with respect to a follow-up COST action. A detailed document on the outcomings of the round table discussion can be found here.