A Cloud-Based System for High-Resolution Soil Moisture Monitoring over Austria (BMon)

  2018-09-01 - 2020-05-31

The objective of the BMon (short for “Bodenfeuchte-Monitor”) project is to develop a cloud-based system for real-time monitoring of soil moisture conditions over Austria at high-resolution (100 m). An innovative method of integrating data from multiple satellites and different numerical models will be used to provide reliable soil moisture estimates. The system will be setup in a modular fashion on a cloud platform, which shall guarantee a seamless integration of system components to tailor the data workflow to a diverse set of applications. In view of the three main application  domains considered in this project (meteorology, hydrology and agronomy) three different models will be used. Their outputs will be inter-compared with in situ data and other key variables which are known to be closely related to soil moisture (such as precipitation, runoff, vegetation status).

Project manager Project members Financiers
  •   Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)
  •   ZAMG
  •   Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, Institut für Meteorologie
  •   International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA)
  •   EODC Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH
  •   MS.GIS Informationssysteme Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  •   Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport (BMLVS)
  •   BM für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (bm:lfuw)