Working Group

"Earth Observation for Land and Water Engineering"

CIGR—International Commission of Agricultural Engineering


Sect.1 “Land & Water”


Information products based on data from satellite remote sensing - Earth Observation (E.O.) - are widely used in research and applications in agriculture for improving water and land resources management. E.O. based products have shown their usefulness and economic effectiveness to monitor crop status, consumptive water use, predict crop yield, detect disease and insect infestations. Techniques for E.O. data elaboration and product generation are mature enough to develop operational services to support farming practices.


Starting from an initiative of an international group of researchers actively involved in the field of remote sensing, the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR) has decided to start a new Working Group on “Earth Observation for Land and Water Engineering”. The decision was taken during the XVI World Congress of CIGR “Agricultural Engineering for a Better World”, held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 6 September 2006.


Guido D’Urso

WG Chairman