Sister Project

Meteorological Assimilation from Galileo and Drones for Agriculture

MAGDA aims to provide valuable weather and irrigation information directly to farmers and agricultural operators, by exploiting the strengths of atmosphere and soil sensing technologies.

The project is developing a toolchain for atmosphere monitoring, weather forecasting, and hydrological modeling with Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Galileo and the European Union's Earth Observation (EO) program Copernicus at its core. The major method is the assimilation of spaceborne, weather drone-derived and ground-based sensor data into very high-resolution numerical weather prediction models, which will also drive a hydrological model.