ISAC used a new generation of high-frequency, high-resolution sensors to significantly improve agricultural monitoring in a world increasingly challenged by growing population, an increase in natural disasters, and climate instability.
Against a background of unprecedented pressure on land resources, particularly agricultural production, the project developed three services:
The services will provide more accurate information to private agricultural insurers working with farmers in Europe, and to food security and emergency response experts who are developing sustainable land management systems in Africa.
IIASA researchers developed a core information service for detecting agricultural change. Data from the EPIC crop model and the GLOBIOM land-use change model were integrated with the goal of estimating the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security.
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Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Strategic Initiatives Program
Principal Research Scholar Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
01.01.2011 - 30.06.2013
Progress Report 2012: Progress and Outlook of European, African, and Global EPIC Modeling
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