Dear STARS friends,

We are excited to send you the March 2016 edition of our newsletter. As is demonstrated by the separate contributions that you will find in it, STARS has entered a new phase, in which real project results are starting to surface, and some of those results are even having impact on the ground. This all makes sense, of course, as we are entering the final stage of the STARS project. 

We have a number of contributions this time, and from all teams. All of it good work that we are very happy to bring to you.  What is more, we see a number of M.Sc. theses come out of STARS work lately, and we are compiling a special STARS newsletter edition on these works to highlight what young researchers are bringing to our community. We have knowledge of one thesis upcoming in Wageningen, while three theses are being defended precisely this week here at ITC. If there are others that have appeared or are in the making, then please do inform us as we would like to highlight all that effort in the next edition.

As always, do remember to stay up to date with what is happening around STARS by visiting the news section of our website, and by following us on Facebook and Twitter. But first, do enjoy reading this edition!


The STARS team

 
In West Africa, STARS-One heralds the überization of world agriculture

In West Africa, STARS-One heralds the überization of world agriculture

Pierre C. Sibiry Traore, STARS Work Package 2 leader in West Africa, explains how android apps like STARS-One prefigure the uberization of world agriculture through the mobile delivery of crisp, timely and actionable information directly from satellites to farmers and input suppliers. To know more… read his blog!

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Developing a Comprehensive System for Food Security Monitoring in Tanzania – Stakeholder Workshop

Developing a Comprehensive System for Food Security Monitoring in Tanzania – Stakeholder Workshop

Tools based on remote sensing, smartphone and internet technology that produce near real-time information designed to feed directly into a monthly National Food Security Bulletin. For what reason? Food security. A variety of stakeholders showed interest during a workshop organized in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania recently. 

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Nigeria for CSSL

Nigeria for CSSL

Part of the STARS work portfolio is the development of the Crop Spectrotemporal Signature Library, the CSSL. The purpose of the CSSL is to become a repository of crop-characteristic data, as crops are followed through the growing season.

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Food security situation, Karamoja, Uganda

Food security situation, Karamoja, Uganda

Catherine Nakalembe, STARS East Africa team member, reports on the current food security situation in Karamoja, Uganda and on how STARS supports the government by providing tools to accurately monitor the situation.

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ASD Handheld Spectroradiometer video tutorial

ASD Handheld Spectroradiometer video tutorial

Two of STARS technicians in Bangladesh made a video on the operation of the ASD handheld field spectroradiometer. This device is used within the STARS project for field data acquisition.

Watch this video....
Sentinel-3A launch

Sentinel-3A launch

With the launch of Sentinel-3A recently, ESA has taken a next step in monitoring the earth surface.

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Agenda

STARS appearances

  • 9-13 May 2016: STARS presentation at the fifth Living Planet Symposium (LPS) organized by the European Space Agency in Prague.
 
 
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